Molecular and Human Genetics News

Beaumont to host autism community conference, resource fairJan 10, 2018
Baylor College of Medicine will bring a community conference and resource fair to the Beaumont area on Saturday, Jan. 20, to provide an educational seminar and support materials for children with special needs and their parents.
Researchers find identical twins share molecular similarityJan 9, 2018
An international group of researchers has discovered a new phenomenon that occurs in identical twins: independent of their identical genes, they share an additional level of molecular similarity that influences their biological characteristics.
Mitochondrial metabolite linked to regulation of neurotransmissionDec 26, 2017
A team of researchers has discovered a novel level of regulation of the communication between neurons and other cells.
G-quadruplex regulates breast cancer-associated geneDec 21, 2017
Researchers have now discovered a mechanism by which cells can regulate switching between the two proteins, opening options for the development of novel therapeutic strategies to control cancer growth in the future.
Baylor researchers recognized with prestigious AAAS honorNov 20, 2017
Dr. Philip J. Hastings and Dr. Jeffrey L. Noebels have been named 2017 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Defects in cell’s ‘waste disposal system’ linked to Parkinson’sNov 13, 2017
An international study has shed new light on the genetic factors associated with Parkinson’s disease.
Evenings with Genetics features panel of scientists and leaders to discuss research fundingNov 8, 2017
On Nov. 15, Evenings with Genetics, a speaker series hosted by Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital, will host “Partners in Progress: Families and Scientists Catalyze Research for Rare Diseases."
Regulating asprosin levels might help control appetite, weightNov 6, 2017
Studies into the asprosin hormone open an intriguing possibility for developing novel treatments for overweight people.
Study reveals benefit of exome sequencing for infants in ICUOct 6, 2017
A team of physicians and researchers designed a study to determine the efficacy of exome sequencing infants in intensive care units.
Study shows accurately transcribing DNA overrides DNA repairOct 4, 2017
A groundbreaking and surprising discovery finds that in the model organism E. coli, the fidelity of transcribing DNA comes at the expense of DNA repair.