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Molecular and Human Genetics News

Solving a genetic mystery: bridging diagnostic discovery through social mediaSep 10, 2015
“Help us find others like Tess.” Bo Bigelow’s plea jumps off the page of his blog, echoing across the continent from his leafy green home city of Portland, Maine.
Baylor genome sequencing experts tapped for national effort incorporating genome information, electronic medical records Sep 4, 2015
The Human Genome Sequencing Center at Baylor College of Medicine has received an $8.39 million grant to help support a large research effort that seeks to incorporate DNA sequence information into electronic medical records.
Zoghbi receives seven-year Javits award to advance ataxia researchJul 31, 2015
Dr. Huda Y. Zoghbi has been awarded a Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
Baylor College of Medicine, National Urea Cycle Disorders Foundation collaborate to find curesJul 8, 2015
Baylor College of Medicine has teamed up with the National Urea Cycle Disorders Foundation to advance research into understanding, treating and curing urea cycle disorders.
Rare gene variant associated with middle ear infectionsJun 29, 2015
Researchers may have taken the first step on the road to understanding why only some people get frequent painful or chronic middle ear infections.
Human cells used to create disease model of fully functioning lipid system in mouse modelJun 17, 2015
Researchers have now created a disease model that resembles human mechanisms and acts as a fully functioning human lipid system within a mouse to specifically study hypercholesterolemia.
Natural killer cell deficit plays role in common genetic diseaseJun 16, 2015
Partial DiGeorge syndrome can result from the silencing of a number of genes that are important for controlling both virus-infected and tumor cells, said researchers led by those at Baylor College of Medicine.
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.