Genetics News

Newly discovered beetle genome helps to explain woodland destruction Nov 11, 2016
New study explains how the Asian longhorned beetle allows it to thrive on tree bark and other wooded plant material.
Experts discover gene variants that protect a lucky few primates against obesity from a high fat dietNov 4, 2016
A team of researchers may have discovered the answer to why a lucky few primates are resistant to obesity.
Evenings with Genetics seminar to focus on Huntington’s diseaseOct 26, 2016
On Nov. 3, Kristen Powers and Katie Plunkett will give a personal and informative presentation about Huntington’s disease and growing up in an at-risk family.
Research provides new understanding of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease and opens path to treatmentOct 25, 2016
A team of scientists has discovered a driver in the development of Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and related diseases.
Mouse Gata2 gene can affect female fertility and uterine susceptibility to cancerOct 25, 2016
Understanding what affects the uterus’ ability to prepare for pregnancy might someday help prevent or treat female infertility and cancer.
International team discovers deficiency of RASGRP1 gene causes newly discovered human immunodeficiencyOct 24, 2016
A team of scientists has discovered the genetic cause and biological mechanisms linked to a new human immunodeficiency.
Baylor’s Dr. Brendan Lee to debut virtual integrative genetic services platform at ASHG conferenceOct 14, 2016
Dr. Brendan Lee will debut Consultagene, a new, innovative virtual platform for genetics services, at this year’s American Society of Human Genetics conference in Vancouver Oct. 18-22.
Research opens the possibility of new, noninvasive genetic prenatal testing Sep 26, 2016
Researchers have determined that it is feasible to develop a prenatal, noninvasive genetic test based on rare fetal cells that are present in the mother’s blood.
Baylor’s Evenings with Genetics program announces October seminarSep 26, 2016
Evenings with Genetics returns on October 4 with a discussion on myotonic dystrophy, a genetic disorder characterized by progressive muscle weakness.
Baylor researchers contribute to project to develop guidelines for large sequence-based complex trait association studiesSep 22, 2016
Findings from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute Exome Sequencing Project (ESP) could contribute to the advancement of precision medicine and the implications for the future of whole exome data analysis.