Genome Sequencing News

Complete genome sequenced of Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesvirus 4Jun 17, 2016
The complete genome of the disease-causing Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesvirus 4 has been sequenced by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
Baylor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong join to advance genetic research, trainingJun 15, 2016
Baylor College of Medicine and The Chinese University of Hong Kong will establish The Chinese University of Hong Kong-Baylor College of Medicine Joint Center for Medical Genetics in Hong Kong.
Baby elephants need their vaccinations, tooJun 7, 2016
Dr. Paul Ling and his team are raising funds for the design and generation of an effective Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesvirus vaccine by launching a crowdfunding initiative. 
First large-scale proteogenomic study of breast cancer provides insight into potential therapeutic targetsMay 25, 2016
Researchers completed the first large-scale “proteogenomic” study of breast cancer, linking DNA mutations to protein signaling and helping pinpoint the genes that drive cancer.
Largest genomic study on kidney cancer brings hope for more effective treatments Mar 4, 2016
Baylor's Dr. Chad Creighton led a study that distinguished nine major subtypes of kidney cancer.
Whole genome sequencing advances pancreatic tumor classificationFeb 26, 2016
Researchers from the Human Genome Sequencing Center and the Elkins Pancreas Center at Baylor College of Medicine have collaborated with researchers in a breakthrough reclassification of pancreatic cancer.
Blood sucking fated in bed bug’s genomeFeb 2, 2016
International consortium sequence the genome of the common bed bug, findings could lead to pesticide resistance.
National Human Genome Research Institute funds centers for common and rare diseases at Baylor College of MedicineJan 14, 2016
Baylor College of Medicine centers will play major roles in newly announced National Human Genome Research Institute DNA sequencing programs designed to understand the genomics of both common and rare diseases.
Genome of Sézary syndrome points to potential treatment targetsNov 10, 2015
A genomic analysis of 37 patients with Sézary syndrome, a rare cancer, reveals mutations in genes that affect T-cell signaling and those that interfere with cell cycle checkpoints that govern cell division.
Analysis of genetic neurologic diseases identify genes that affect brain structure, functionNov 4, 2015
International study led by Baylor evaluates the genetics behind brain disorders and malformations to offer insight into what is important in the development and function of the human brain.