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Many paths to degeneration for neuronsMar 12, 2015
Adult neurons are touchy things. Too much protein can throw them off course, resulting in neurodegeneration.
New function for gene ABAT provides explanation for mitochondrial dysfunction disorderMar 4, 2015
What began as a clinical mystery ended up connecting the metabolism of an important neurotransmitter with the metabolism of nucleosides, as well as maintenance of the mitochondrial genome in a single gene called ABAT.
Smith-Magenis Syndrome Research Foundation ups commitment to dedicated Baylor research center Mar 4, 2015
The Smith-Magenis Syndrome Research Foundation has announced an additional $200,000 gift to Baylor's center focused on this complex disorder.
Baylor reports mapping of human epigenomes at the final stage of the NIH Roadmap Epigenomics projectFeb 18, 2015
Baylor College of Medicine researchers reported their role in directing the Data Analysis and Coordination Center of the project in the journals Nature and Nature Communications online today.
Baylor genetics department hosts 7th annual high school educational conferenceFeb 11, 2015
Department of Molecular and Human Genetics to host genetics educational conference for advanced placement biology students Feb. 11.
Grant allows development of 'freeze-frame' proteins to study DNAJan 30, 2015
Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Susan Rosenberg and colleagues awarded three-year $2 million grant from W.M. Keck Foundation.
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.