Genome Sequencing News

Analyses of liver cancer reveals unexpected genetic playersJun 15, 2017
Researchers analyzed 363 liver cancer cases to learn more about the genetic causes of this cancer, and to identify potential new therapeutic targets.
Scientists assemble Zika virus mosquito genome from scratchMar 23, 2017
A multi-institutional team has developed a new way to sequence genomes, which can assemble the genome of an organism, entirely from scratch, dramatically cheaper and faster.
Baylor’s Human Genome Sequencing Center looks to bring adult whole genome sequencing to clinical space with unprecedented NHLBI grantMar 1, 2017
The Human Genome Sequencing Center has been named a participant in a half-billion dollar program to bring whole genome sequencing to the forefront of clinical research.
$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.