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Genetics News

Charcot-Marie-Tooth: One more copy is bad, two more are worseFeb 13, 2014
Over a span of nearly 80 years, scientists have uncovered the secrets of duplication and triplication of genetic material that can result in serious genetic disease.
Gene knockdown affects aggression in the fruit flyFeb 6, 2014
Baylor researchers find transcription factor associated with aggression in fruit flies.
Tools produce different answers in microRNA profilesFeb 5, 2014
Baylor researchers find the choice of tools in genomic profiling can make a difference in microRNAs.
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.