Genome Sequencing News

$3.3M effort to map human genome’s intricate folding patternFeb 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. 
Familial test helps detect genes that cause complex diseasesJan 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 screenJan 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 conditionsDec 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 disorderDec 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.
New synthetic protein captures DNA events leading to cancer, opens possibilities for improved cancer therapiesNov 18, 2016
Researchers identify opportunities for developing new drugs to neutralize molecular intermediates before they lead to cancer.
Genomic approaches can provide answers to undiagnosed primary immunodeficiency diseasesNov 15, 2016
A new approach successfully identified disease-causing gene variants in 40 percent of previously undiagnosed patients with primary immunodeficiency diseases.
Researchers develop novel system for cataloging cancer gene variantsNov 15, 2016
A standard way to catalog gene mutations in cancers aims to enhance the use of the information in research and clinical practice.
Newly discovered beetle genome helps to explain woodland destruction Nov 11, 2016
New study explains how the Asian longhorned beetle allows it to thrive on tree bark and other wooded plant material.
International team discovers deficiency of RASGRP1 gene causes newly discovered human immunodeficiencyOct 24, 2016
A team of scientists has discovered the genetic cause and biological mechanisms linked to a new human immunodeficiency.