Molecular and Human Genetics News
Test reveals possible treatments for disorders involving MeCP2 Aug 23, 2017 A team of researchers has developed a strategy that allows them to identify potential treatments that would restore altered levels of MeCP2.
Midland to host community conference for genetic conditions Aug 15, 2017 Baylor College of Medicine will hold a community conference and resource fair on Saturday, Sept. 16 in the Midland area to provide a seminar and support materials for children with special needs and their families.
Grant to compare large-scale genomic sequencing, standard clinical tests for childhood cancer patients Aug 8, 2017 Baylor’s KidsCanSeq program will compare the results of large-scale genomic testing to targeted clinical tests in childhood cancer patients.
Genome sequencing shows spiders, scorpions share ancestor Jul 31, 2017 Researchers have discovered a whole genome duplication during the evolution of spiders and scorpions that could reveal more about animal diversification.
Researchers study possible carnitine deficiency, autism link Jul 13, 2017 Dr. Arthur Beaudet's research has led him to propose that the lack of carnitine might be involved in triggering mild forms of autism.
Researchers build SEQSpark to analyze huge genetic data sets Jun 29, 2017 A led by Dr. Suzanne Leal developed software called SEQSpark to overcome obstacles processing large amounts of exome and genome data.
Patient-inspired research uncovers new link to rare disorder Jun 22, 2017 Meeting a young patient with Zellweger syndrome, a rare, life-threatening genetic disease, started a scientific investigation that culminated with an unexpected discovery.
Research shows bone-building protein can be used in therapy Jun 19, 2017 The WNT1 ligand has previously been identified in bone disease, but its role in bone homeostasis, its cellular source and targets in bone have only just recently been identified.
Baylor scientist named early-career Pew-Stewart Scholar Jun 16, 2017 Dr. Charles Lin, assistant professor of molecular and human genetics at Baylor College of Medicine, has been named one of five 2017 Pew-Stewart Scholars.
Newly revealed cellular pathway may lead to cancer therapies Jun 15, 2017 Scientists have discovered a new cellular pathway that can promote and support the growth of cancer cells.