Molecular and Human Genetics News
Study unveils new approach to treating brittle bone disease May 5, 2014 Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have identified a new approach to treating brittle bone disease, a congenital disorder that results in fragile bones that break easily.
New tool analyzes sequence data to identify disease-causing genes May 1, 2014 Baylor researchers outline best practices for computer program used to discover underlying genetic causes of complex traits and diseases.
New syndrome caused by mutations in AHDC1 May 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 disorder Apr 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 seminar Apr 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 Zoghbi Mar 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 children Feb 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 Award Feb 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 worse Feb 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.