Study identifies new genetic cause of male reproductive birth defects Jun 1, 2014 Baylor team finds certain male reproductive birth defects resulted from a change in the number of copies of a gene, VAMP7.
Landmark study reveals first genetic snapshots of unique placental microbiome May 21, 2014 Baylor study finds placenta harbors unique, low abundant microbiome.
Study unveils new approach to treating brittle bone disease May 5, 2014 Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have identified a new approach to treating brittle bone disease, a congenital disorder that results in fragile bones that break easily.
New tool analyzes sequence data to identify disease-causing genes May 1, 2014 Baylor researchers outline best practices for computer program used to discover underlying genetic causes of complex traits and diseases.
New syndrome caused by mutations in AHDC1 May 1, 2014 Study identifies gene underlying newly recognized syndrome that has symptoms of sleep apnea, delayed speech and hypotonia, or generalized upper body weakness.
Not just moms: Males also play role in epigenetic change May 1, 2014 Baylor study finds paternal component to fetal epigenome.
Researchers find maternal nutrition before pregnancy leaves permanent marks on child’s genome Apr 29, 2014 Study finds mothers’ nutrition around time of conception causes epigenetic changes that permanently and systemically impact their children.
International collaboration unravels novel mechanism for neurological disorder Apr 24, 2014 A team of international scientists led by Baylor College of Medicine has discovered a novel gene (CLP1) associated with a neurological disorder affecting both the peripheral and central nervous systems.
Protein expression gets the heart pumping Apr 22, 2014 Baylor researchers find the days and weeks following birth are full of cellular changes that play a role in the structure and function of the heart.
Genetics leader reflects on 50th anniversary of discovery of genetic code Apr 14, 2014 In 1959, postdoctoral associate Dr. Thomas Caskey, participated in the Nobel Prize winning work of Dr. Marshall Nirenberg that helped unravel the genetic code of life. It was not just a “one-trick pony,” Caskey reflected