Molecular and Human Genetics News

Moderate dose of novel form of stress promotes longevityJul 10, 2019
A team of researchers found that a newly described form of stress called chromatin architectural defect triggers a response in cells that could lead to a longer life.
Olga Dudchenko named to MIT Technology Review's TR35 Jun 27, 2019
Olga Dudchenko, genomics researcher and postdoctoral associate at Baylor College of Medicine and Rice University, has been named to MIT Technology Review magazine's 2019 list of Innovators Under 35.
Grant from Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to support growth of Human Cell Atlas Jun 21, 2019
A team of researchers have been awarded a grant by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to support the Human Cell Atlas project.
Reanalysis of molecular data yields new genetic diagnosesJun 21, 2019
A genomic strategy implemented by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine can efficiently increase the molecular diagnostic rate of undiagnosed diseases.
A treasure map to understanding epigenetic causes of diseaseJun 3, 2019
Researchers have determined a unique fraction of the genome that scientists should focus on. Their report, which provides a “treasure map” to accelerate research in epigenetics and human disease, was published today in Genome Biology.
What to know about osteoporosisMay 29, 2019
About 54 million Americans have low bone mass, putting them at risk of developing osteoporosis. During National Osteoporosis Awareness Month, Dr. Brendan Lee explains the causes and risk factors of osteoporosis.
Dr. David Moore elected into National Academy of SciencesApr 30, 2019
Dr. David Moore, professor of molecular and cellular biology, medicine and molecular and human genetics at Baylor College of Medicine, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. 
New computational tool improves gene identificationApr 29, 2019
A team has developed a new bioinformatics tool that analyzes CRISPR pooled screen data and identifies candidates for potentially relevant genes with greater sensitivity and accuracy than other existing methods.
Colon cancer proteins, genes uncover potential treatmentsApr 25, 2019
Analyzing both the entire set of genes and all the proteins produced by colon cancer tissues from patient samples has revealed a more comprehensive view of the tumor that points at novel cancer biological mechanisms and possible new therapeutic strategies.
El Paso to host resource fair about genetics, autismApr 19, 2019
On Saturday, May 4, Baylor College of Medicine will host a community conference and resource fair for the El Paso area to provide an educational seminar and informational support for parents of children with autism and developmental disabilities.