Molecular and Human Genetics News

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.
Grant to fund study on gender differences in aortic diseaseJan 26, 2018
Baylor was selected to join the newly formed Strategically Focused Vascular Disease Research Network of the American Heart Association to focus on understanding the pathobiology underlying the differences in aortic disease between men and women.
Beaumont to host autism community conference, resource fairJan 10, 2018
Baylor College of Medicine will bring a community conference and resource fair to the Beaumont area on Saturday, Jan. 20, to provide an educational seminar and support materials for children with special needs and their parents.
Researchers find identical twins share supersimilarityJan 9, 2018
An international group of researchers has discovered a new phenomenon that occurs in identical twins: independent of their identical genes, they share an additional level of molecular similarity that influences their biological characteristics.
Mitochondrial metabolite linked to regulation of neurotransmissionDec 26, 2017
A team of researchers has discovered a novel level of regulation of the communication between neurons and other cells.
G-quadruplex regulates breast cancer-associated geneDec 21, 2017
Researchers have now discovered a mechanism by which cells can regulate switching between the two proteins, opening options for the development of novel therapeutic strategies to control cancer growth in the future.