Genome Sequencing News
New syndrome caused by mutations in AHDC1 May 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 change May 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 pumping Apr 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 code Apr 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 children Mar 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 children Feb 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 mystery Jan 23, 2014 Combined, international effort helps Baylor doctors identify woman's illness.
Genomic trio data provides new autism gene candidate Dec 20, 2013 Baylor researchers help identify variants in ABCA7 gene that might be associated with autism– one of many such so-called autism genes.
New protein 'lights up' double stranded DNA breaks in bacterial, human genome Oct 30, 2013 Findings at Baylor offer new tool in quantifying how often DNA breaks occur in the human genome.