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Baylor scientists unravel mystery behind DNA breaks in resting cellsJul 15, 2013
Researchers at BCM study how breaks in DNA occur in resting cells.
Zoghbi to receive Dickson prize in Medicine from University of PittsburghJul 9, 2013
Dr. Huda Zoghbi, also a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, will receive the award on Oct. 3.
Genome vs. exome: Which works best?Jun 27, 2013
Baylor College of Medicine researchers discovered that they could identify the genetic variation behind the genetic disease Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease by sequencing the exome.
Gene deletion affects early language, brain white matterJun 27, 2013
Baylor College of Medicine researchers identify the genetic change responsible for expressive language delay and brain changes in children, predominantly from Southeast Asia.
Little less protein may be answer in neurodegenerative disordersMay 29, 2013
Baylor College of Medicine researchers are among those to identify a molecular pathway that may help reduce symptoms of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Huntington’s, in the future.
McNair Medical Institute Symposium features Nobel LaureateMar 28, 2013
The lecture series will be free and open to the public beginning at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, in Cullen Auditorium.
Protein may alter inevitability of osteoarthritisMar 13, 2013
BCM researchers find that increasing an amount of naturally occurring protein could help ease joint pain, help osteoarthritis patients.
Mutation location is key to prognosisFeb 28, 2013
Baylor researchers find the location of gene mutations can affect the severity of the symptoms in the MECP2 gene, known to cause Rett syndrome.
Whole exome sequencing, international cooperation powers diagnosis of new genetic diseaseFeb 5, 2013
Whole exome sequencing at Baylor College of Medicine helps diagnose new genetic disease.
New forms of comprehensive genetic testing topic of free monthly educational seminarJan 23, 2013
Evenings with Genetics discussion to include testing to screen for genetic causes of childhood developmental disabilities, medical problems.