Molecular and Human Genetics News

Baylor faculty elected National Academy of Inventors fellows Today
Drs. Mary K. Estes, Bert O’Malley and Huda Zoghbi of Baylor College of Medicine were three of the 148 renowned academic inventors named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors this week.
Without Dna2, genes can jump into DNA breaksDec 5, 2018
A study reveals that when Dna2 is absent, small DNA fragments jump from all over the genome into chromosome breaks. This novel mechanism may explain similar events commonly seen in cancer or during antibody diversification.
Understanding formation of neurons in adult brainsDec 5, 2018
A team of researchers at Baylor College of Medicine, the Texas Heart Institute and Texas Children’s Hospital has developed a powerful new approach to understand the formation of new neurons in the mammalian adult brain.
FDA recognizes database of clinically relevant genetic variantsDec 5, 2018
The database created by the Clinical Genome Resource program (ClinGen) has been recognized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Parents, researchers work to find cause of neonatal epilepsyNov 19, 2018
A shared goal to raise awareness and develop better treatments for neonatal-onset epilepsy has brought Baylor College of Medicine researchers together with three U.S. families.
Researchers solve mystery surrounding form of Batten diseaseNov 5, 2018
A team led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine has uncovered an unexpected mechanism that can explain a form of Batten disease called neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis 8.
Protein connection shown to be major player in cancer growthOct 19, 2018
A team of researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital has revealed a connection between mTORC1 and Src, two proteins known to be hyperactive in cancer.
Special issue of journal highlights ClinGen programOct 12, 2018
A special issue of the journal Human Mutation contains 25 papers related to the activities of the National Human Genome Research Institute-funded Clinical Genome Resource program (ClinGen) and ClinVar.
Grant funds somatic cell genome editing mouse models studyOct 9, 2018
As part of a larger effort of the National Institutes of Health’s Somatic Cell Genome Editing program, researchers received a U42 grant to create mouse model resources for testing the therapeutic potential of novel genome editing approaches.
Breakthrough reveals mutation driving acute myeloid leukemiaSep 10, 2018
Researchers have discovered that the growth of leukemic cells depends on mutant NPM1 gene and its abnormal transport out of the nucleus into the cytoplasm of the cell.