Molecular and Human Genetics News

Hotez, Zoghbi join American Academy of Arts and SciencesApr 18, 2018
Dr. Peter J. Hotez, and Dr. Huda Y. Zoghbi have been elected as the newest members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s most prestigious honorary titles.
New genetic tool will expand library of fruit fliesApr 4, 2018
The recent development of a large versatile library of fruit flies can be used to perform efficient and elegant in vivo gene-specific manipulations using the new protocol and gene-specific integration vector CRISPR-Mediated Integrated Cassette.
Baylor geneticists, oncologists host symposium in JapanMar 9, 2018
The Department of Molecular and Human Genetics and the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center  hosted their first joint U.S.-Japan Clinical Cancer Genomics and Personalized Medicine Symposium in Tokyo, Japan.
Research reveals mechanism that drives ataxia type 1Mar 8, 2018
A group of researchers discovered polyQ-ATAXIN1 and a partner molecule called capicua form a neurodegeneration complex that is able to disrupt the expression of a number of genes in neurons in animal models of ataxia type 1.
Baylor hosts high school educational genetics conferenceFeb 14, 2018
For the 10th year, the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine will host a genetics educational conference for Advanced Placement Biology students at Bellaire High School in Houston on Feb. 20.
Baylor brings community conference, resource fair to McAllenFeb 12, 2018
On Saturday, Feb. 17, Baylor College of Medicine will bring a community conference and resource fair to the McAllen area to provide an educational seminar and support materials for parents of children with special needs.
Baylor brings community conference, resource fair to LaredoFeb 5, 2018
On Saturday, Feb. 10, Baylor College of Medicine will bring a community conference and resource fair to the Laredo area to provide an educational seminar and support materials for parents of children with special needs.
Gene playing major role in neurological condition foundFeb 2, 2018
Researchers are closer to solving the puzzle of a complex neurological condition called 15q13.3 microdeletion syndrome after they identified which gene is responsible for patients' clinical characteristics.
Grant to fund study on gender differences in aortic diseaseJan 26, 2018
Baylor was selected to join the newly formed Strategically Focused Vascular Disease Research Network of the American Heart Association to focus on understanding the pathobiology underlying the differences in aortic disease between men and women.
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.