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1000 Genomes Project provides functional insights on genetic variationOct 3, 2013
Baylor College of Medicine researchers part of international project that provide insights on genetic variation.
Whole exome sequencing takes new technology into the clinicOct 2, 2013
Baylor researchers find new genetic test helped provide a diagnosis to 25 percent of the first 250 such patients referred to the Baylor Whole Genome Laboratory, demonstrating the value of such technology to individual patients.
Healthy volunteers benefit from whole exome sequencingSep 30, 2013
Baylor researchers find whole exome sequencing serves as a new screening risk detection approach toward the objective of improved health.
Baylor, Smith-Magenis Syndrome Research Foundation team up to advance research of complex syndromeSep 30, 2013
With new funding support from the Smith-Magenis Syndrome Research Foundation, Baylor College of Medicine will establish a new center focused on expanding research into this complex genomic disorder.
Sequencing studies help pinpoint gene in Prader-Willi syndromeSep 29, 2013
Baylor part of collaboration with UTHealth, Complete Genomics to study genome sequencing to help pinpoint gene in Prader-Willi syndrome.
Baylor, Stanford medical schools seek to improve clinical understanding of gene changesSep 25, 2013
Baylor and Standford medical schools partner for $8.4 million grant to develop genetic database to help share data, expertise.
Other errors in genome accompany copy number variationSep 24, 2013
Baylor researchers find process where DNA in a cell is copied during cell division may be error-prone, generating other, smaller mistakes in the genome.
Pif1 key element in repairing broken DNASep 23, 2013
In a report that appeared in the journal Nature, a consortium of researchers including those at Baylor College of Medicine describe an enzyme called Pif1 that promotes the extensive DNA synthesis that occurs through a specific mechanism called D-loop migra
Controlling pancreatic cancer may depend on a molecular 'fulcrum'Sep 13, 2013
Baylor researchers reveal a treatment target that, when modulated in the lab setting, reduces tumors and makes them more susceptible to chemotherapy.
New gene associated with mitochondrial disease adds to diagnostic capabilityAug 29, 2013
Using genome-wide sequencing along with personalized functional genomics, researchers led by those at Baylor College of Medicine have identified mutations in a gene called FBXL4 revealing it as a novel cause of primary mitochondrial disease.