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Doubling Shank3 corresponds with mania seen in bipolar patientsOct 23, 2013
A team led by scientists at Baylor and the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital have found that too little or too much of the Shank3 influences brain function.
Dr. Brendan Lee named to Institute of MedicineOct 21, 2013
Dr. Brendan Lee, professor in the department of molecular and human genetics at Baylor College of Medicine and Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, has been elected to membership in the Institute of Medicine.
Two new McNair Scholars named at BCMOct 18, 2013
Dr. Chenghang Zong, assistant professor of molecular and human genetics, and Dr. Xaq Pitkow, assistant professor of computational neuroscience have been named McNair Scholars.
Prepare for unexpected when making genetic diagnosis in sequencing eraOct 15, 2013
Baylor part of research group that finds whole genome or exome sequencing can provide new answers to physicians and families seeking the source of what are obviously genetic diseases, but for whom the clinical picture is not always same for each patient.
Whole exome sequencing takes new technology into the clinicOct 2, 2013
Baylor researchers find new genetic test helped provide a diagnosis to 25 percent of the first 250 such patients referred to the Baylor Whole Genome Laboratory, demonstrating the value of such technology to individual patients.
Healthy volunteers benefit from whole exome sequencingSep 30, 2013
Baylor researchers find whole exome sequencing serves as a new screening risk detection approach toward the objective of improved health.
Baylor, Smith-Magenis Syndrome Research Foundation team up to advance research of complex syndromeSep 30, 2013
With new funding support from the Smith-Magenis Syndrome Research Foundation, Baylor College of Medicine will establish a new center focused on expanding research into this complex genomic disorder.
Sequencing studies help pinpoint gene in Prader-Willi syndromeSep 29, 2013
Baylor part of collaboration with UTHealth, Complete Genomics to study genome sequencing to help pinpoint gene in Prader-Willi syndrome.
Baylor, Stanford medical schools seek to improve clinical understanding of gene changesSep 25, 2013
Baylor and Standford medical schools partner for $8.4 million grant to develop genetic database to help share data, expertise.
Other errors in genome accompany copy number variationSep 24, 2013
Baylor researchers find process where DNA in a cell is copied during cell division may be error-prone, generating other, smaller mistakes in the genome.