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Genome Sequencing News

Whole exome sequencing takes new technology into the clinicOct 2, 2013
Baylor researchers find new genetic test helped provide a diagnosis to 25 percent of the first 250 such patients referred to the Baylor Whole Genome Laboratory, demonstrating the value of such technology to individual patients.
Healthy volunteers benefit from whole exome sequencingSep 30, 2013
Baylor researchers find whole exome sequencing serves as a new screening risk detection approach toward the objective of improved health.
Baylor, Smith-Magenis Syndrome Research Foundation team up to advance research of complex syndromeSep 30, 2013
With new funding support from the Smith-Magenis Syndrome Research Foundation, Baylor College of Medicine will establish a new center focused on expanding research into this complex genomic disorder.
Sequencing studies help pinpoint gene in Prader-Willi syndromeSep 29, 2013
Baylor part of collaboration with UTHealth, Complete Genomics to study genome sequencing to help pinpoint gene in Prader-Willi syndrome.
Baylor, Stanford medical schools seek to improve clinical understanding of gene changesSep 25, 2013
Baylor and Standford medical schools partner for $8.4 million grant to develop genetic database to help share data, expertise.
Other errors in genome accompany copy number variationSep 24, 2013
Baylor researchers find process where DNA in a cell is copied during cell division may be error-prone, generating other, smaller mistakes in the genome.
BCM to serve as data center for NIH Extracellular RNA Communication InitiativeAug 13, 2013
Baylor College of Medicine will serve as the official data coordination center for a new National Institutes of Health initiative project on extracellular RNA communication and its role in human disease.
Baylor receives $960,000 plus in Komen breast cancer grantsAug 1, 2013
Four Baylor College of Medicine researchers received new grant funding from Susan G. Komen for the Cure to help advance breast cancer research.
Genomic analysis may help fine-tune individual flu vaccine responseJul 17, 2013
A consortium of researchers led by those at BCM identified 20 genes that contribute to differences in the way individuals respond to the influenza vaccine. Capitalizing on this knowledge could enable researchers to boost the protective potential of the "fl
Pooled genome-wide associated studies could simplify treating drug-resistant bacteriaJul 2, 2013
Baylor College of Medicine researchers describe a technique of pooling drug-resistant bacteria with similar antibiotic resistance and sequencing the DNA of those pools.