Molecular and Human Genetics News

Midland to host community conference for genetic conditionsAug 15, 2017
Baylor College of Medicine will hold a community conference and resource fair on Saturday, Sept. 16 in the Midland area to provide a seminar and support materials for children with special needs and their families.
Grant to compare large-scale genomic sequencing, standard clinical tests for childhood cancer patientsAug 8, 2017
Baylor’s KidsCanSeq program will compare the results of large-scale genomic testing to targeted clinical tests in childhood cancer patients.
Genome sequencing shows spiders, scorpions share ancestor Jul 31, 2017
Researchers have discovered a whole genome duplication during the evolution of spiders and scorpions that could reveal more about animal diversification.
Researchers study possible carnitine deficiency, autism linkJul 13, 2017
Dr. Arthur Beaudet's research has led him to propose that the lack of carnitine might be involved in triggering mild forms of autism.
Researchers build SEQSpark to analyze huge genetic data setsJun 29, 2017
A led by Dr. Suzanne Leal developed software called SEQSpark to overcome obstacles processing large amounts of exome and genome data.
Patient-inspired research uncovers new link to rare disorder Jun 22, 2017
Meeting a young patient with Zellweger syndrome, a rare, life-threatening genetic disease, started a scientific investigation that culminated with an unexpected discovery.
Research shows bone-building protein can be used in therapyJun 19, 2017
The WNT1 ligand has previously been identified in bone disease, but its role in bone homeostasis, its cellular source and targets in bone have only just recently been identified.
Baylor scientist named early-career Pew-Stewart ScholarJun 16, 2017
Dr. Charles Lin, assistant professor of molecular and human genetics at Baylor College of Medicine, has been named one of five 2017 Pew-Stewart Scholars.
Newly revealed cellular pathway may lead to cancer therapiesJun 15, 2017
Scientists have discovered a new cellular pathway that can promote and support the growth of cancer cells.
Gut bacteria might one day help slow down aging processJun 15, 2017
Slowing down the aging process might be possible one day with supplements derived from gut bacteria.