Molecular and Human Genetics News
Genetic driver behind rare skeletal dysplasia condition found Mar 6, 2017 Researchers have identified a previously unimplicated gene behind a particular form of chondrodysplasia, a skeletal dysplasia that affects cartilage formation and causes disproportionate short stature and premature osteoarthritis.
Many genetic changes can occur early in human development Feb 23, 2017 When multiple genetic changes occur before or early after conception, they may inform scientists about fundamental knowledge underlying many diseases.
Research finds strategy that may treat juvenile Batten disease Feb 6, 2017 Researchers have discovered a treatment that improves the neurological symptoms in a mouse model of juvenile Batten disease.
Baylor geneticist receives Polish Presidential Scholar Award Jan 26, 2017 Dr. Pawel Stankiewicz was honored with the Polish Presidential Scholar Award of Full Professor, the highest scientific title in Poland.
Monthly Evenings with Genetics seminar to focus on Parkinson’s in January Jan 18, 2017 The next installment of Evenings with Genetics will focus on Parkinson’s disease, with expert speakers providing an overview of treatment for the disease, along with future directions in care.
'Listening' to single cells may uncover cancer origins Jan 17, 2017 Baylor scientists have developed a method that allows them to accurately determine the genes expressed in single cells.
How to reap the benefits of exercise: it’s in the genes Jan 10, 2017 An international team of scientists has discovered that the gene TFEB is a major regulator of muscle function during exercise.
Familial test helps detect genes that cause complex diseases Jan 5, 2017 Researchers have developed a family-based association test that improves the detection in families of rare disease-causing variants of genes involved in complex conditions such as Alzheimer’s.
Baylor Genetics launches PreSeek™ - 1st non-invasive prenatal multi-gene sequencing screen Jan 4, 2017 Baylor Genetics' PreSeek allows patients a more complete picture of the risk of their pregnancy being affected by a genetic disorder.
Bipolar disorder and epilepsy linked to turning down an inhibitory switch in brain circuits Jan 3, 2017 Researchers have shown a link between epilepsy and how a gene associated with bipolar disorder controls the balance between brain excitation and inhibition.