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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.
Genome vs. exome: Which works best?Jun 27, 2013
Baylor College of Medicine researchers discovered that they could identify the genetic variation behind the genetic disease Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease by sequencing the exome.
Metabolism, chromatin state gene implicated in common kidney cancerJun 21, 2013
The Cancer Genome Atlas consortium has identified contributions to development of the most common form of adult kidney cancer.
Whole genome sequence gives shape to picture of human traitsJun 17, 2013
A report on whole genome sequencing published by a consortium of researchers, including those from Baylor College of Medicine, says that the architecture of the genome can define traits that affect our health, including cholesterol levels.