Evolution of marine mammals to water life converges in some genes Jan 26, 2015 Baylor researchers contribute to study examining genomes of four marine mammals compared to their closest land kin to examine genetic evidence for convergent evolution.
Baylor scientists identify a novel precursor to neurodegeneration Jan 15, 2015 Researchers connect the presence of lipid droplet accumulation in the glia of specific mutants as a harbinger of neurodegeneration.
A “null” gene and one that is just a little inactive are the recipe for scoliosis Jan 8, 2015 Research led by Baylor finds "null" gene and one that is just a little inactive results in a child born with a curved spine – congenital scoliosis.
Dr. Brendan Lee named chair of genetics at Baylor College of Medicine Dec 19, 2014 Lee has been serving as interim chair since June of this year. He succeeds Dr. Arthur Beaudet, who continues as a professor of molecular and human genetics, molecular and cellular biology and pediatrics at the College.
Scientists map human loop-ome, revealing new form of genetic regulation Dec 11, 2014 Researchers uncover “folding code” that turns genes and chromosomes on and off.
Dr. Trey Westbrook named TAMEST 2015 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award winner in medicine Dec 9, 2014 Baylor College of Medicine researcher Dr. Thomas “Trey” Westbrook tapped for prestigious honor given annually to one scientist across the state of Texas for outstanding innovation in medicine.
New study identifies first gene associated with familial glioma Dec 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 syndrome Dec 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 disease Nov 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.