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Genetics leader reflects on 50th anniversary of discovery of genetic codeApr 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
Scientists, parents join forces to identify new genetic disease in childrenMar 21, 2014
The discovery was unusually fast thanks to a combination of modern gene-sequencing techniques, social media and old-fashioned detective work.
Baylor international HIV/AIDS program to study genetic differences of disease in sub-Saharan African childrenFeb 17, 2014
Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative at Texas Children’s Hospital receives $3 million grant from National Institutes of Health to study genetic factors in tuberculosis and HIV in African children.
Disease gene finding solves international medical mysteryJan 23, 2014
Combined, international effort helps Baylor doctors identify woman's illness.
Genomic trio data provides new autism gene candidateDec 20, 2013
Baylor researchers help identify variants in ABCA7 gene that might be associated with autism– one of many such so-called autism genes.
New protein 'lights up' double stranded DNA breaks in bacterial, human genomeOct 30, 2013
Findings at Baylor offer new tool in quantifying how often DNA breaks occur in the human genome.
Baylor, DNAnexus, Amazon Web Services collaboration enables largest-ever cloud-based analysis of genomic dataOct 25, 2013
Researchers from the Baylor College of Medicine Human Genome Sequencing Center are helping to usher genomic scientists and clinicians around the world into a new era of high-level data analysis in the cloud.
Doubling Shank3 corresponds with mania seen in bipolar patientsOct 23, 2013
A team led by scientists at Baylor and the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital have found that too little or too much of the Shank3 influences brain function.
Prepare for unexpected when making genetic diagnosis in sequencing eraOct 15, 2013
Baylor part of research group that finds whole genome or exome sequencing can provide new answers to physicians and families seeking the source of what are obviously genetic diseases, but for whom the clinical picture is not always the same for each patien
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.