Molecular and Human Genetics News
Defects in cell’s ‘waste disposal system’ linked to Parkinson’s Nov 13, 2017 An international study has shed new light on the genetic factors associated with Parkinson’s disease.
Evenings with Genetics features panel of scientists and leaders to discuss research funding Nov 8, 2017 On Nov. 15, Evenings with Genetics, a speaker series hosted by Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital, will host “Partners in Progress: Families and Scientists Catalyze Research for Rare Diseases."
Regulating asprosin levels might help control appetite, weight Nov 6, 2017 Studies into the asprosin hormone open an intriguing possibility for developing novel treatments for overweight people.
Study reveals benefit of exome sequencing for infants in ICU Oct 6, 2017 A team of physicians and researchers designed a study to determine the efficacy of exome sequencing infants in intensive care units.
Study shows accurately transcribing DNA overrides DNA repair Oct 4, 2017 A groundbreaking and surprising discovery finds that in the model organism E. coli, the fidelity of transcribing DNA comes at the expense of DNA repair.
Breakdown of brain cells’ collaboration linked to Alzheimer’s Sep 28, 2017 Researchers have discovered that a critical partnership between brain cells fails, neurodegeneration follows, opening a path to a better understanding of disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease.
Test reveals possible treatments for disorders involving MeCP2 Aug 23, 2017 A team of researchers has developed a strategy that allows them to identify potential treatments that would restore altered levels of MeCP2.
Midland to host community conference for genetic conditions Aug 15, 2017 Baylor College of Medicine will hold a community conference and resource fair on Saturday, Sept. 16 in the Midland area to provide a seminar and support materials for children with special needs and their families.
Grant to compare large-scale genomic sequencing, standard clinical tests for childhood cancer patients Aug 8, 2017 Baylor’s KidsCanSeq program will compare the results of large-scale genomic testing to targeted clinical tests in childhood cancer patients.
Genome sequencing shows spiders, scorpions share ancestor Jul 31, 2017 Researchers have discovered a whole genome duplication during the evolution of spiders and scorpions that could reveal more about animal diversification.