Molecular and Human Genetics News

Researchers discover new intellectual disability syndromeOct 10, 2019
An international group reports a new neurological syndrome that appears to be especially common in countries where marriages between genetically related individuals, such as cousins, are prevalent.
Tau-mediated RNA splicing errors linked to Alzheimer’sOct 8, 2019
A collaborative study led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine provides evidence for a new molecular cause for neurodegeneration in Alzheimer’s disease.
NIH grant funds Brittle Bone Disorder ConsortiumOct 3, 2019
The NIH has awarded a $7 million grant to fund the Brittle Bone Disorders Consortium for five more years.
Dr. Christophe Herman wins NIH Pioneer AwardOct 1, 2019
Dr. Christophe Herman, professor of molecular and human genetics and molecular virology and microbiology at Baylor, has been awarded the National Institutes of Health Director’s Pioneer Award.
Postnatal overnutrition linked to agingAug 26, 2019
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have found a new answer to an old question: how can overnutrition during infancy lead to long-lasting health problems such as diabetes?
Study builds roadmap for collecting, sequencing genetic dataAug 22, 2019
The National Institutes of Health has conducted a four-year study to harmonize and standardize clinical genetic reporting. 
Loss of ataxin-1 gene linked to Alzheimer’s disease riskAug 22, 2019
A collaborative study reveals the ataxin-1 gene, which is known to cause the rare neurodegenerative disease called spinocerebellar ataxia type 1 (SCA1), can increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease in a mouse model of the condition.
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.