Whole exome sequencing closer to becoming “new family history” Oct 20, 2014 Baylor researchers find one-fourth of patients whose DNA was submitted for clinical whole exome testing received a diagnosis related to a known genetic disease, often ending a long search for answers for them and their parents.
$6.25M NIH award to lead brittle bone disease clinical research consortium Oct 8, 2014 Baylor College of Medicine has received funding from the National Institutes of Health to lead the Brittle Bone Disorders Consortium of the Rare Disease Clinical Research Network.
Developmental transcription factors oversee glioma sub-types Oct 6, 2014 Researchers find transcription factors NFIA, Sox10 play important roles in the development of different subtypes of deadly brain tumors.
Researchers harness power of fly genetics, genomics to speed identification of human neurological disease genes Sep 26, 2014 Fly genetics and genomics help with rapid identification of human disease-causing mutations, including rare single gene or Mendelian disorders.
Mathematical analysis reveals mosaicism, parent of origin as drivers of genetic disease recurrence risk Sep 18, 2014 Baylor researchers develop a new mathematical framework that sheds additional light on mosaicism.
Baylor, Texas Children's Cancer Center research helps determine molecular causes of Langerhans cell histiocytosis Sep 12, 2014 Study helps fill in some of the bigger picture of the molecular pathology that leads to LCH, points to some potential therapeutic approaches.
Gibbon genome sequence deepens understanding of primates rapid chromosomal rearrangements Sep 10, 2014 Gibbon genome sequence helps deepen understanding of human biology in a more detailed way.
Notch1 and osteoblasts play role in bone cancer initiation Sep 8, 2014 Baylor study finds high levels of Notch1, a gene that helps determine cell fate, can drive cells that normally lead to bone formation to become cancerous.
Reverse genetics system could ease norovirus research Sep 8, 2014 Finding may allow scientists to manipulate viral genome.
Baylor College of Medicine receives additional $9.7 million in state cancer grants Aug 21, 2014 Baylor College of Medicine received $9.7 million in the newest wave of grants announced by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.