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Molecular and Human Genetics News

Genomic trio data provides new autism gene candidateDec 20, 2013
Baylor researchers help identify variants in ABCA7 gene that might be associated with autism– one of many such so-called autism genes.
Higher risk of cardiovascular disease in African-Americans may stem from hyperactive plateletsNov 10, 2013
Research important in understanding how to use certain drugs and how to personalize drugs based on patient information.
Siblings of children with special needs, topic of monthly genetics seminarNov 7, 2013
Baylor College of Medicine experts to discuss support for siblings of children with special needs during Nov. 12 Evening with Genetics seminar.
New protein 'lights up' double stranded DNA breaks in bacterial, human genomeOct 30, 2013
Findings at Baylor offer new tool in quantifying how often DNA breaks occur in the human genome.
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.