Molecular and Human Genetics News

Collisions during DNA replication and transcription contribute to mutagenesisJun 29, 2016
Researchers have determined that Collisions during DNA replication and transcription can significantly contribute to mutagenesis.
Baylor College of Medicine welcomes Dr. Chonghui ChengJun 24, 2016
Dr. Chonghui Cheng joins Baylor's Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center and the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics as an associate professor, continuing her work to explore how RNA regulation controls breast cancer metastasis.
Negative feedback loops help maintain function of mutated proteinsJun 22, 2016
A study by Cullen Chair and Professor Olivier Lichtarge and Dr. Christophe Herman pins down a process by which some mutations may foster an organism’s long term adaptation while putting its immediate fitness at less risk. 
Dr. Brendan Lee honored with American Society of Human Genetics Curt Stern AwardJun 22, 2016
Dr. Brendan Lee, the Robert and Janice McNair Endowed Chair in Molecular and Human Genetics and professor and chair of the department of molecular and human genetics at Baylor College of Medicine, has been awarded the ASHG 2016 Curt Stern Award.
Baylor recognizes excellence among cliniciansJun 16, 2016
A select group of Baylor College of Medicine faculty members were recognized for excellence in patient care at the Master Clinician and Rising Star Clinician Awards ceremony.
Zoghbi to receive the Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine for 2016Jun 10, 2016
Dr. Huda Y. Zoghbi was awarded the 2016 Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine for her groundbreaking discovery of the genes and the encoded proteins associated with Rett syndrome.
Evening With Genetics heads to McAllen, focuses on developmental disabilitiesJun 2, 2016
Answers to questions about the cause of children’s disabilities, new testing, specific treatment and resources will be the focus of a public seminar in both English and Spanish.
Genetic series provides updates on neurofibromatosis type 1May 31, 2016
Neurofibromatosis type 1, a disorder characterized by the growth of noncancerous tumors, will be the focus of discussion in the June 7 Evenings with Genetics
Mutations in RERE gene result in features that coincide with those associated with 1p36 deletion syndromeApr 14, 2016
RERE mutations alone can cause developmental problems typical of 1p36 deletions.
Monthly genetic series focuses on new perspectives on reducing stress in parents of children with developmental disabilities Mar 31, 2016
Coping with stress while parenting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities is the topic of the next Evenings with Genetics on April 11, 2016.