Molecular and Human Genetics News

Mechanism may have therapeutic bone healing applicationsDec 9, 2019
SA study published in the journal Cell Stem Cell reveals a new mechanism that contributes to adult bone maintenance and repair and opens the possibility of developing therapeutic strategies for improving bone healing.
Scientists create ‘epigenetic couch potato’ mouseDec 2, 2019
A new Baylor College of Medicine led study in mice shows for the first time that a different molecular level of regulation – epigenetics – plays a key role in determining one’s innate drive to exercise.
Baylor researchers Wang, Lichtarge named 2019 AAAS FellowsNov 26, 2019
Two Baylor College of Medicine researchers have been named 2019 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Evenings with Genetics discusses autism, genetic testing Nov 5, 2019
On Tuesday, Nov. 12, Evenings with Genetics will spotlight current knowledge regarding genetic testing for autism as well as new directions for research and clinical studies.
Research collaboration focuses on CDKL5 Deficiency DisorderOct 30, 2019
The Loulou Foundation, Baylor College of Medicine and the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital have launched a research collaboration focused on CDKL5 Deficiency Disorder.
Connecting gene mutations, rare genetic diseasesOct 24, 2019
Investigators at the Human Genome Sequencing Center have developed new approaches for large-scale analysis of rare genetic diseases, known as Mendelian disorders.
Dr. Peggy Goodell elected to National Academy of MedicineOct 21, 2019
Dr. Margaret “Peggy” Goodell, chair of the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Baylor College of Medicine, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine.
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.