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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.
Lupski named to American Academy of Arts and SciencesMay 1, 2013
Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. James Lupski's work has helped pioneer a new understanding of genetic diseases.
Whole genome sequenced of deadly elephant herpes virus subspeciesApr 17, 2013
Find will help researchers understand why some juvenile elephants become sick from the disease and some don't.
Mutation location is key to prognosisFeb 28, 2013
Baylor researchers find the location of gene mutations can affect the severity of the symptoms in the MECP2 gene, known to cause Rett syndrome.
Whole exome sequencing, international cooperation powers diagnosis of new genetic diseaseFeb 5, 2013
Whole exome sequencing at Baylor College of Medicine helps diagnose new genetic disease.
Public databases can threaten privacy of research participantsJan 17, 2013
BCM researchers part of consortium that finds that you can identify people in databases without a DNA reference sample.
1,000 genomes project paints detailed picture of human variationOct 31, 2012
Project provides important step in understanding function of rare genetic variations.
Comprehensive genomic analysis sheds new light on subtypes of breast cancerSep 24, 2012
BCM study focused on identifying subtypes of breast cancer, help in determining treatment.
BCM launches Cancer Exome Sequencing testSep 4, 2012
Cancer exome sequencing will provide a comprehensive profile of acquired mutations in tumor tissue.