Molecular and Human Genetics News
Dr. Huda Zoghbi honored for distinguished achievement in developmental psychobiology Mar 27, 2015 Baylor College of Medicine pioneering scientist Dr. Huda Zoghbi is this year’s recipient of the Mortimer D. Sackler, M.D. Prize for Distinguished Achievement in Developmental Psychobiology.
Incorporate genetic evaluation in familial colorectal cancer screening Mar 18, 2015 Have a family history of colorectal cancer? Incorporate a genetics evaluation into a more proactive screening approach.
Many paths to degeneration for neurons Mar 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 disorder Mar 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 project Feb 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 conference Feb 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 DNA Jan 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 neurodegeneration Jan 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 scoliosis Jan 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.