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Baylor scientists identify a novel precursor to neurodegenerationJan 15, 2015
Researchers connect the presence of lipid droplet accumulation in the glia of specific mutants as a harbinger of neurodegeneration.
A “null” gene and one that is just a little inactive are the recipe for scoliosisJan 8, 2015
Research led by Baylor finds "null" gene and one that is just a little inactive results in a child born with a curved spine – congenital scoliosis.
Dr. Atul Chopra named Caroline Wiess Law ScholarDec 31, 2014

Dr. Atul Chopra has been named a Caroline Wiess Law Scholar, an award designated to recruit and retain accomplished, young physician-scientists.

Dr. Brendan Lee named chair of genetics at Baylor College of MedicineDec 19, 2014
Lee has been serving as interim chair since June of this year. He succeeds Dr. Arthur Beaudet, who continues as a professor of molecular and human genetics, molecular and cellular biology and pediatrics at the College.
Scientists map human loop-ome, revealing new form of genetic regulationDec 11, 2014
Researchers uncover “folding code” that turns genes and chromosomes on and off.
Dr. Trey Westbrook named TAMEST 2015 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award winner in medicine Dec 9, 2014
Baylor College of Medicine researcher Dr. Thomas “Trey” Westbrook tapped for prestigious honor given annually to one scientist across the state of Texas for outstanding innovation in medicine.
Baylor researchers join 'Centers Without Walls' to study sudden unexpected death in epilepsyDec 8, 2014
Baylor College of Medicine part of research consortium to receive $5.9 million from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to support understanding of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy.
Taking the 'mute' off silenced gene may be answer to Angelman syndromeDec 1, 2014
Research led by Baylor College of Medicine answers the question “Can we turn on the activity of the paternal gene?”
Baylor researchers recognized with prestigious AAAS honorNov 24, 2014
Baylor College of Medicine scientists Drs. Margaret “Peggy” Goodell, Brendan Lee, David Nelson and Theodore Wensel have been named 2014 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Whole exome sequencing closer to becoming “new family history”Oct 20, 2014
Baylor researchers find one-fourth of patients whose DNA was submitted for clinical whole exome testing received a diagnosis related to a known genetic disease, often ending a long search for answers for them and their parents.