Molecular and Human Genetics News

Monthly Evenings with Genetics seminar to focus on Parkinson’s in JanuaryToday
The next installment of Evenings with Genetics will focus on Parkinson’s disease, with expert speakers providing an overview of treatment for the disease, along with future directions in care.
'Listening' to single cells may uncover cancer originsYesterday
Baylor scientists have developed a method that allows them to accurately determine the genes expressed in single cells.
How to reap the benefits of exercise: it’s in the genesJan 10, 2017
An international team of scientists has discovered that the gene TFEB is a major regulator of muscle function during exercise. 
Familial test helps detect genes that cause complex diseasesJan 5, 2017
Researchers have developed a family-based association test that improves the detection in families of rare disease-causing variants of genes involved in complex conditions such as Alzheimer’s.
Baylor Genetics launches PreSeek™ - 1st non-invasive prenatal multi-gene sequencing screenJan 4, 2017
Baylor Genetics' PreSeek allows patients a more complete picture of the risk of their pregnancy being affected by a genetic disorder.
Bipolar disorder and epilepsy linked to turning down an inhibitory switch in brain circuits Jan 3, 2017
Researchers have shown a link between epilepsy and how a gene associated with bipolar disorder controls the balance between brain excitation and inhibition.
Scientists discover new mechanism of how brain networks formDec 27, 2016
A new discovery adds a piece to the puzzle of how the brain organizes and processes information, which and opens the possibility of finding treatments for neurological conditions.
Genes Nardilysin and OGDHL linked to human neurological conditionsDec 22, 2016
An international team of scientists has discovered that the gene, OGDHL, a key protein required for normal function of the mitochondria and its chaperone, nardilysin are linked to progressive loss of neurological function in humans.
Genetic cause identified for previously unrecognized developmental disorderDec 22, 2016
Baylor scientists are part of an international team that has identified variants of the gene EBF3, which causes a developmental disorder with features in common with autism.
Breakthrough Prize, Red Carpet Event open eyes of future scientists Dec 20, 2016
Since being honored with the prestigious Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, Dr. Huda Zoghbi has been busy answering hundreds of emails from people around the world inspired by her.