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New study identifies first gene associated with familial gliomaDec 7, 2014
Baylor-led research identifies for the first time a gene associated with familial glioma, brain tumors that appear in two or more members of the same family.
Taking the 'mute' off silenced gene may be answer to Angelman syndromeDec 1, 2014
Research led by Baylor College of Medicine answers the question “Can we turn on the activity of the paternal gene?”
International collaboration completes genome sequence of centipede Nov 26, 2014
An international collaboration of scientists including Baylor College of Medicine has completed the first genome sequence of a myriapod, Strigamia maritima.
Largest ever genomic study of liver cancer identifies mutations that distinguish Asian and Western diseaseNov 7, 2014
Baylor part of study that identifies a mutation signature that contributes more to cases of liver tumors in Japanese males than in men of European ancestry.
Baylor, Miraca Holdings agree to joint venture on clinical genetic testingOct 31, 2014
Baylor Miraca Genetics Laboratories will be built on Baylor’s existing Medical Genetics Laboratories, which engages in clinical laboratory genetic testing.
Immune-related gene may predispose to HPV-related cancerOct 23, 2014
Baylor-led research identifies immune related gene that appears to play an important role in determining whether a person develops a cancer related to human papilloma virus.
Whole exome sequencing closer to becoming “new family history”Oct 20, 2014
Baylor researchers find one-fourth of patients whose DNA was submitted for clinical whole exome testing received a diagnosis related to a known genetic disease, often ending a long search for answers for them and their parents.
$6.25M NIH award to lead brittle bone disease clinical research consortiumOct 8, 2014
Baylor College of Medicine has received funding from the National Institutes of Health to lead the Brittle Bone Disorders Consortium of the Rare Disease Clinical Research Network.
Developmental transcription factors oversee glioma sub-typesOct 6, 2014
Researchers find transcription factors NFIA, Sox10 play important roles in the development of different subtypes of deadly brain tumors.
Researchers harness power of fly genetics, genomics to speed identification of human neurological disease genesSep 26, 2014
Fly genetics and genomics help with rapid identification of human disease-causing mutations, including rare single gene or Mendelian disorders.