$3.3M effort to map human genome’s intricate folding pattern Feb 2, 2017 The NIH announced eight mapping centers, including one at Baylor, will help lead the next four-year phase of its project to identify all of the functional elements contained in the human genome.
Baylor geneticist receives Polish Presidential Scholar Award Jan 26, 2017 Dr. Pawel Stankiewicz was honored with the Polish Presidential Scholar Award of Full Professor, the highest scientific title in Poland.
Monthly Evenings with Genetics seminar to focus on Parkinson’s in January Jan 18, 2017 The next installment of Evenings with Genetics will focus on Parkinson’s disease, with expert speakers providing an overview of treatment for the disease, along with future directions in care.
'Listening' to single cells may uncover cancer origins Jan 17, 2017 Baylor scientists have developed a method that allows them to accurately determine the genes expressed in single cells.
How to reap the benefits of exercise: it’s in the genes Jan 10, 2017 An international team of scientists has discovered that the gene TFEB is a major regulator of muscle function during exercise.
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.