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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.
Computation and collaboration lead to significant advance in malariaAug 14, 2014
Researchers develop new computational method to study function of disease-causing genes, starting with a gene associated with malaria.
Next generation sequencing shakes up genotype – phenotype correlation, disease discoveries Aug 14, 2014
Next generation sequencing driving new discoveries, understanding of genetic changes and disease causation says Baylor clinical geneticists.
Mosaicism: study clarifies parents as source of new disease mutationsJul 31, 2014
Baylor-led study sheds new light on the frequency of mosaicism in genomic disorders and its influence on recurrence risk.
Marmoset sequence sheds light on primate biology, evolutionJul 20, 2014
Sequencing genome the common marmoset – the first sequence of a New World Monkey – sheds new light on primate biology and evolution.