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Genetic disorders of the immune system focus of monthly genetic seriesMay 1, 2015
Baylor College of Medicine experts will lead a free and open-to-the-public seminar on genetic disorders of the immune system on May 5 at the Children’s Museum of Houston.  
IL-33 promotes colorectal cancer tumor-growing environment Apr 27, 2015
Researchers from Baylor College of Medicine have unlocked new clues about how the colorectal cancer tumor microenvironment is formed and regulated.
Looking for a shift could provide molecular diagnosis in rare diseaseApr 16, 2015
“Frame shift” – the insertion of genetic material that interrupts the recipe for a particular protein – could explain many cases of Robinow syndrome.
MiMIC proves versatile in fruit fliesApr 2, 2015
Minos-mediated integration cassette provided the basis for building a large protein collection that allows researchers to assess expression of genes and proteins under the microscope in unfixed tissues.
Dr. Huda Zoghbi honored for distinguished achievement in developmental psychobiology Mar 27, 2015
Baylor College of Medicine pioneering scientist Dr. Huda Zoghbi is this year’s recipient of the Mortimer D. Sackler, M.D. Prize for Distinguished Achievement in Developmental Psychobiology.
Incorporate genetic evaluation in familial colorectal cancer screening Mar 18, 2015
Have a family history of colorectal cancer? Incorporate a genetics evaluation into a more proactive screening approach.
Many paths to degeneration for neuronsMar 12, 2015
Adult neurons are touchy things. Too much protein can throw them off course, resulting in neurodegeneration.
New function for gene ABAT provides explanation for mitochondrial dysfunction disorderMar 4, 2015
What began as a clinical mystery ended up connecting the metabolism of an important neurotransmitter with the metabolism of nucleosides, as well as maintenance of the mitochondrial genome in a single gene called ABAT.
Smith-Magenis Syndrome Research Foundation ups commitment to dedicated Baylor research center Mar 4, 2015
The Smith-Magenis Syndrome Research Foundation has announced an additional $200,000 gift to Baylor's center focused on this complex disorder.
Baylor reports mapping of human epigenomes at the final stage of the NIH Roadmap Epigenomics projectFeb 18, 2015
Baylor College of Medicine researchers reported their role in directing the Data Analysis and Coordination Center of the project in the journals Nature and Nature Communications online today.