Genetics News

Exome sequencing helps identify cataract gene in members of religious sectJan 14, 2016
Link between a type of cataract and sudden cardiac death may have been found thanks to exome sequencing.
A new, multidisciplinary approach to classify cell types in the brainDec 21, 2015
New test leads team to vital clues for understanding neuropsychiatric disorders such as autism and schizophrenia.
Normalizing the levels of MeCP2 in a mouse model of MECP2 duplication syndrome restores neurological functionNov 25, 2015
Using genetic techniques and a small molecule that can target specific genetic material, Baylor researchers find it is possible to reverse the effects of neurological disorders in mice.
Researchers discover genetic cause of second-most common kidney cancer in childrenNov 19, 2015
Researchers have uncovered a genetic mutation associated with clear cell sarcoma of the kidney that has opened a new path of research and could point the way toward a new diagnostic test for the disease.
Genome of S├ęzary syndrome points to potential treatment targetsNov 10, 2015
A genomic analysis of 37 patients with Sézary syndrome, a rare cancer, reveals mutations in genes that affect T-cell signaling and those that interfere with cell cycle checkpoints that govern cell division.
Analysis of genetic neurologic diseases identify genes that affect brain structure, functionNov 4, 2015
International study led by Baylor evaluates the genetics behind brain disorders and malformations to offer insight into what is important in the development and function of the human brain.
C-section delivery does not decrease at-birth fracture rates in infants with rare bone diseaseOct 22, 2015
Cesarean delivery was not associated with decrease in the at-birth fracture rates in infants with osteogenesis imperfecta, a rare bone disorder, said a consortium of researchers led by Baylor College of Medicine.
Team at Baylor College of Medicine successfully performs surgery on a human genome, changing how it is folded inside the cell nuOct 21, 2015
Baylor College of Medicine researchers lead team in the first successful genome surgery, changing how the genome is folded inside the nucleus.
Genomic structural variation catalogue key to unlocking diseasesOct 1, 2015
Baylor Human Genome Sequencing Center researchers part an of international consortium to finish the final phase of the 1000 Genomes Project.
Gut development during infancy can have lifelong implicationsSep 30, 2015
While many recent studies demonstrate that the gut microbiome has a significant and long-term impact on gastrointestinal health, new work by Baylor researchers provides a clue about how this works.