Genome Sequencing News

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.
McGuire named director of Baylor College of Medicine's Center for Medical Ethics and Health PolicyAug 30, 2012
McGuire has served on the BCM faculty since 2004 and as associate director of research for the Center since 2009.
Sequencing uncovers new cause of inherited childhood blindnessJul 29, 2012
The technology allows patients see how tissues respond as the patient moves, something you cannot get with a stationary MRI.
Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital take part in World Rett Syndrome CongressJun 18, 2012
BCM's Dr. Huda Zoghbi, who identified the gene that causes Rett syndrome, will co-chair events June 22.
Bedside to bench: Defining the normal human microbiome required many talentsJun 14, 2012
Learn about the physicians, scientists and physician-scientists at Baylor who gathered and analyzed data for the Human Microbiome Project.