Molecular and Human Genetics News
Negative feedback loops help maintain function of mutated proteins Jun 22, 2016 A study by Cullen Chair and Professor Olivier Lichtarge and Dr. Christophe Herman pins down a process by which some mutations may foster an organism’s long term adaptation while putting its immediate fitness at less risk.
Dr. Brendan Lee honored with American Society of Human Genetics Curt Stern Award Jun 22, 2016 Dr. Brendan Lee, the Robert and Janice McNair Endowed Chair in Molecular and Human Genetics and professor and chair of the department of molecular and human genetics at Baylor College of Medicine, has been awarded the ASHG 2016 Curt Stern Award.
Baylor recognizes excellence among clinicians Jun 16, 2016 A select group of Baylor College of Medicine faculty members were recognized for excellence in patient care at the Master Clinician and Rising Star Clinician Awards ceremony.
Zoghbi to receive the Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine for 2016 Jun 10, 2016 Dr. Huda Y. Zoghbi was awarded the 2016 Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine for her groundbreaking discovery of the genes and the encoded proteins associated with Rett syndrome.
Evening With Genetics heads to McAllen, focuses on developmental disabilities Jun 2, 2016 Answers to questions about the cause of children’s disabilities, new testing, specific treatment and resources will be the focus of a public seminar in both English and Spanish.
Genetic series provides updates on neurofibromatosis type 1 May 31, 2016 Neurofibromatosis type 1, a disorder characterized by the growth of noncancerous tumors, will be the focus of discussion in the June 7 Evenings with Genetics
Mutations in RERE gene result in features that coincide with those associated with 1p36 deletion syndrome Apr 14, 2016 RERE mutations alone can cause developmental problems typical of 1p36 deletions.
Monthly genetic series focuses on new perspectives on reducing stress in parents of children with developmental disabilities Mar 31, 2016 Coping with stress while parenting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities is the topic of the next Evenings with Genetics on April 11, 2016.
Born to run? Study suggests love of exercise starts in the womb Mar 31, 2016 Baylor College of Medicine researchers have discovered that female mice that voluntarily exercise during pregnancy have offspring that are more physically active as adults.
Evolution meets biochemistry to better understand how dopamine receptors work Mar 16, 2016 Baylor-led team develops new mathematical tool that, together with biochemical analyses, allows them to pinpoint specific structural changes in the dopamine 2 receptor.