Molecular and Human Genetics News

International team discovers novel Alzheimer’s disease risk gene among IcelandersOct 20, 2016
A team of scientists have identified a novel genetic risk factor for late-onset Alzheimer’s disease.
Baylor’s Dr. Brendan Lee to debut virtual integrative genetic services platform at ASHG conferenceOct 14, 2016
Dr. Brendan Lee will debut Consultagene, a new, innovative virtual platform for genetics services, at this year’s American Society of Human Genetics conference in Vancouver Oct. 18-22.
$27.9 million from NIH to support Baylor’s Knockout Mouse ProjectOct 12, 2016
NIH grant renewal supports Knockout Mouse Project that generates modified mice and establishes primary phenotype analysis as a resource for researchers world-wide. 
Study reveals potential new strategy to prevent Alzheimer’s diseaseOct 6, 2016
Taking a pill that prevents the accumulation of toxic molecules in the brain might someday help prevent or delay Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study.
Small brain region plays a major role in the control of appetite; possible link to nicotineOct 3, 2016
A new study on the brain cells that moderate hunger opens the possibility of developing drugs to help treat obesity.
Research opens the possibility of new, noninvasive genetic prenatal testing Sep 26, 2016
Researchers have determined that it is feasible to develop a prenatal, noninvasive genetic test based on rare fetal cells that are present in the mother’s blood.
Dr. Meng Wang awarded Faculty Scholar grant from Howard Hughes Medical InstituteSep 22, 2016
Dr. Meng Wang was awarded a grant given to outstanding young scientists and researchers who have made impressive accomplishments.
Distinct neurological syndromes can be the result of variations in gene ATAD3ASep 15, 2016
A team of scientists from a number of institutions around the world has discovered that rare neurological syndromes for which there was no cause can be the result of variations in the gene ATAD3A.
Baylor and The Chinese University of Hong Kong assemble clinical genetics symposiumAug 24, 2016
The world’s top geneticists will come together for the first-ever Joint Symposium in Clinical Genetics May 19 - 21, 2017.
Unexplained developmental disorder linked to gene involved in essential cellular processesAug 18, 2016
Researchers have linked a neurodevelopmental disorder for which there was no known cause to a gene involved in essential mechanisms a cell uses to translate DNA into protein.