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Rare gene variant associated with middle ear infectionsYesterday
Researchers may have taken the first step on the road to understanding why only some people get frequent painful or chronic middle ear infections.
Baylor Miraca Genetics Laboratories launches enhanced clinical exome sequencing test, faster delivery of resultsMay 14, 2015
Baylor Miraca Genetics Laboratories announced today the launch of an enhanced clinical exome sequencing test, a new option for physicians that speeds up delivery of final results to two-three weeks from three months.
Smith-Magenis Syndrome Research Foundation ups commitment to dedicated Baylor research center Mar 4, 2015
The Smith-Magenis Syndrome Research Foundation has announced an additional $200,000 gift to Baylor's center focused on this complex disorder.
Genetic factors at play in cerebral palsyFeb 12, 2015
Baylor's Human Genome Sequencing Center part of study that finds a larger than expected role of genes in the development of cerebral palsy.
Evolution of marine mammals to water life converges in some genesJan 26, 2015
Baylor researchers contribute to study examining genomes of four marine mammals compared to their closest land kin to examine genetic evidence for convergent evolution.
Scientists map human loop-ome, revealing new form of genetic regulationDec 11, 2014
Researchers uncover “folding code” that turns genes and chromosomes on and off.
New study identifies first gene associated with familial gliomaDec 7, 2014
Baylor-led research identifies for the first time a gene associated with familial glioma, brain tumors that appear in two or more members of the same family.
International collaboration completes genome sequence of centipede Nov 26, 2014
An international collaboration of scientists including Baylor College of Medicine has completed the first genome sequence of a myriapod, Strigamia maritima.
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.
Zong awarded NIH Director’s New Innovator Award for cancer genomicsOct 6, 2014
Dr. Chenghang “Chuck” Zong of Baylor College of Medicine has been awarded a National Institutes of Health Director’s New Innovator Award, a prestigious grant designated to support promising new scientists and their highly innovative research ideas.