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Baylor genetics department hosts sixth-annual high school educational conferenceFeb 3, 2014
This year's event includes Baylor medical students involved in the specialized Medical School Genetics Track, as well as fellows in molecular and human genetics at Baylor.
Bellen honored by Genetics Society of AmericaJan 31, 2014
Dr. Hugo Bellen awarded the Society's George W. Beadle Award, established to honor individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the community of genetics researchers.
Neonatal dose of estrogen may prevent catastrophic epilepsyJan 23, 2014
Research at Baylor finds small estrogen dose could help treat infantile spasms syndrome, potentially prevent catastrophic seizures later in life.
Disease gene finding solves international medical mysteryJan 23, 2014
Combined, international effort helps Baylor doctors identify woman's illness.
Genes, impact on weight topic of monthly genetics seminarJan 22, 2014
Evening with Genetics series will feature Dr. Chester Brown and Dr. Ann Smith Barnes Jan. 28 at the Children's Museum of Houston.
Blood system stem cells show sex differencesJan 22, 2014
Baylor-led study finds hematopoietic stem cells divide significantly faster in females than males.
Myotonic dystrophy disrupts normal control of gene expression in the heartJan 9, 2014
Baylor research finds heart problems in myotonic dystrophy stem from disruption of a network that controls bits of genetic material (microRNAs) that fine-tune protein expression.
Can risks that accompany twin pregnancies be solved two monkeys at a time?Dec 30, 2013
Baylor researchers find genetic changes helped common marmosets successfully bear twins, other multiple births.
Genomic trio data provides new autism gene candidateDec 20, 2013
Baylor researchers help identify variants in ABCA7 gene that might be associated with autism– one of many such so-called autism genes.
Siblings of children with special needs, topic of monthly genetics seminarNov 7, 2013
Baylor College of Medicine experts to discuss support for siblings of children with special needs during Nov. 12 Evening with Genetics seminar.