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New syndrome caused by mutations in AHDC1May 1, 2014
Study identifies gene underlying newly recognized syndrome that has symptoms of sleep apnea, delayed speech and hypotonia, or generalized upper body weakness.
Researchers find maternal nutrition before pregnancy leaves permanent marks on child’s genome Apr 29, 2014
Study finds mothers’ nutrition around time of conception causes epigenetic changes that permanently and systemically impact their children.
International collaboration unravels novel mechanism for neurological disorderApr 24, 2014
A team of international scientists led by Baylor College of Medicine has discovered a novel gene (CLP1) associated with a neurological disorder affecting both the peripheral and central nervous systems.
Genes and impact on weight, topic of monthly genetics seminarApr 3, 2014
Baylor experts to discuss how our genes impact weight during April 8 Evening with Genetics seminar.
McGovern Institute for Brain Research to honor Dr. Huda ZoghbiMar 4, 2014
The McGovern Institute will award the Scolnick Prize to Dr. Zoghbi April 30.
Baylor international HIV/AIDS program to study genetic differences of disease in sub-Saharan African childrenFeb 17, 2014
Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative at Texas Children’s Hospital receives $3 million grant from National Institutes of Health to study genetic factors in tuberculosis and HIV in African children.
Dr. Malcolm Brenner recipient of Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Consortium Lifetime Achievement AwardFeb 13, 2014
Renowned cell and gene therapy researcher Dr. Malcolm Brenner has been named a recipient of the Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Consortium’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
Charcot-Marie-Tooth: One more copy is bad, two more are worseFeb 13, 2014
Over a span of nearly 80 years, scientists have uncovered the secrets of duplication and triplication of genetic material that can result in serious genetic disease.
Gene knockdown affects aggression in the fruit flyFeb 6, 2014
Baylor researchers find transcription factor associated with aggression in fruit flies.
Baylor genetics department hosts sixth-annual high school educational conferenceFeb 3, 2014
This year's event includes Baylor medical students involved in the specialized Medical School Genetics Track, as well as fellows in molecular and human genetics at Baylor.