Molecular and Human Genetics News

Joint symposium brings advances in genetic research to Asia for second yearMay 24, 2018
For the second year, top geneticists from around the world gathered for the Joint Symposium in Clinical Genetics and 14th Asia Pacific Congress in Maternal Fetal Medicine in Hong Kong.
Research reveals uncaptured genetic diversity in BotswanaApr 26, 2018
In one of the first data-driven, population-based genomic studies have found significant diversity in the genetic makeup of a population from the southern region of the African continent.
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.