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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.
Mathematical analysis reveals mosaicism, parent of origin as drivers of genetic disease recurrence riskSep 18, 2014
Baylor researchers develop a new mathematical framework that sheds additional light on mosaicism.
Baylor, Texas Children's Cancer Center research helps determine molecular causes of Langerhans cell histiocytosisSep 12, 2014
Study helps fill in some of the bigger picture of the molecular pathology that leads to LCH, points to some potential therapeutic approaches.
Gibbon genome sequence deepens understanding of primates rapid chromosomal rearrangementsSep 10, 2014
Gibbon genome sequence helps deepen understanding of human biology in a more detailed way.
Sequence of rare kidney cancer reveals unique alterations involving telomeraseAug 21, 2014
International collaboration led by Baylor College of Medicine finds genetic alterations may contribute to rare form of kidney cancer.