Familial test helps detect genes that cause complex diseases Jan 5, 2017 Researchers have developed a family-based association test that improves the detection in families of rare disease-causing variants of genes involved in complex conditions such as Alzheimer’s.
Baylor Genetics launches PreSeek™ - 1st non-invasive prenatal multi-gene sequencing screen Jan 4, 2017 Baylor Genetics' PreSeek allows patients a more complete picture of the risk of their pregnancy being affected by a genetic disorder.
Genes Nardilysin and OGDHL linked to human neurological conditions Dec 22, 2016 An international team of scientists has discovered that the gene, OGDHL, a key protein required for normal function of the mitochondria and its chaperone, nardilysin are linked to progressive loss of neurological function in humans.
Genetic cause identified for previously unrecognized developmental disorder Dec 22, 2016 Baylor scientists are part of an international team that has identified variants of the gene EBF3, which causes a developmental disorder with features in common with autism.
Scientists can now better diagnose diseases with multiple genetic causes Dec 7, 2016 Scientists are combining descriptions of patients’ clinical features with their complex genetic information in a unified analysis to obtain more precise diagnoses of complex diseases.
Scientists find gene variants causing NK cell deficiency, solving 12 year-long mystery for a family Nov 28, 2016 An international team of scientists has solved a medical mystery that has made most of the children in a family susceptible to severe viral infections for more than 40 years.
Baylor College of Medicine launches new residency program in internal medicine and genetics Nov 22, 2016 The creation of an internal medicine-genetics residency program will enable Baylor to stay at the cutting edge of patient care and help attract top talent in the field.
New synthetic protein captures DNA events leading to cancer, opens possibilities for improved cancer therapies Nov 18, 2016 Researchers identify opportunities for developing new drugs to neutralize molecular intermediates before they lead to cancer.
Unraveling what happens inside a tumor; new method opens opportunities to improve diagnosis and treatment Nov 17, 2016 New strategy allows researchers to identify the different types of cells in the tumor and to unveil how the interactions between cancer and normal cells may shape the fate of the tumor.
Genomic approaches can provide answers to undiagnosed primary immunodeficiency diseases Nov 15, 2016 A new approach successfully identified disease-causing gene variants in 40 percent of previously undiagnosed patients with primary immunodeficiency diseases.