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New technique sharpens our view of phage assembly inside cyanobacteriaOct 9, 2013
Combining a Zernike phase plate with electron cryo-tomography allows scientists "see” the process of virus assembly inside cells.
Gene that affects epigenetics of rare molar pregnancies gives clues about genetic imprintingOct 8, 2013
Baylor researchers unraveled the first clues as to how loss or mutation of a gene called NLRP7 in women can cause their pregnancies to develop as hydatidiform moles.
1000 Genomes Project provides functional insights on genetic variationOct 3, 2013
Baylor College of Medicine researchers part of international project that provide insights on genetic variation.
Disrupting circadian gene in fetus may alter lipid metabolism for lifeOct 3, 2013
Baylor College of Medicine researchers present findings that circadian rhythms affect unborn babies and may have lifelong impacts.
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.
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.
BCM researchers win National Science Foundation awardSep 27, 2013
The National Science Foundation grant will support Baylor research focused on statistical tools needed to analyze and "mine" data to discover biomarkers, drug targets, disrupted disease networks and disease sub-types.
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.