Genome Sequencing News

Landmark study reveals first genetic snapshots of unique placental microbiomeMay 21, 2014
Baylor study finds placenta harbors unique, low abundant microbiome.
New tool analyzes sequence data to identify disease-causing genesMay 1, 2014
Baylor researchers outline best practices for computer program used to discover underlying genetic causes of complex traits and diseases.
New syndrome caused by mutations in AHDC1May 1, 2014
Study identifies gene underlying newly recognized syndrome that has symptoms of sleep apnea, delayed speech and hypotonia, or generalized upper body weakness.
Not just moms: Males also play role in epigenetic changeMay 1, 2014
Baylor study finds paternal component to fetal epigenome.
Researchers find maternal nutrition before pregnancy leaves permanent marks on child’s genome Apr 29, 2014
Study finds mothers’ nutrition around time of conception causes epigenetic changes that permanently and systemically impact their children.
Protein expression gets the heart pumpingApr 22, 2014
Baylor researchers find the days and weeks following birth are full of cellular changes that play a role in the structure and function of the heart.
Genetics leader reflects on 50th anniversary of discovery of genetic codeApr 14, 2014
In 1959, postdoctoral associate Dr. Thomas Caskey, participated in the Nobel Prize winning work of Dr. Marshall Nirenberg that helped unravel the genetic code of life. It was not just a “one-trick pony,” Caskey reflected
Scientists, parents join forces to identify new genetic disease in childrenMar 21, 2014
The discovery was unusually fast thanks to a combination of modern gene-sequencing techniques, social media and old-fashioned detective work.
Baylor international HIV/AIDS program to study genetic differences of disease in sub-Saharan African childrenFeb 17, 2014
Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative at Texas Children’s Hospital receives $3 million grant from National Institutes of Health to study genetic factors in tuberculosis and HIV in African children.
Disease gene finding solves international medical mysteryJan 23, 2014
Combined, international effort helps Baylor doctors identify woman's illness.