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Computation and collaboration lead to significant advance in malariaAug 14, 2014
Researchers develop new computational method to study function of disease-causing genes, starting with a gene associated with malaria.
Next generation sequencing shakes up genotype – phenotype correlation, disease discoveries Aug 14, 2014
Next generation sequencing driving new discoveries, understanding of genetic changes and disease causation says Baylor clinical geneticists.
Grants fund Baylor, Texas Children’s Cancer Center research on novel treatments for pediatric cancerAug 11, 2014
St. Baldrick’s Foundation awards nearly $850,000 in grants to Baylor and Texas Children’s Cancer Center physician research to treat pediatric cancer.
Study shines new light on genetic alterations of aggressive breast cancer subtypeAug 7, 2014
Researchers find genetic alterations that may contribute to the development of a subtype breast cancer typically associated with more aggressive forms of the disease and higher recurrence rates.
Protein that plays role in muscle formation identifiedJul 31, 2014
Researchers have identified protein, Rbfox2, as key factor that regulates alternative splicing of two genes critical to fusion process.
Mosaicism: study clarifies parents as source of new disease mutationsJul 31, 2014
Baylor-led study sheds new light on the frequency of mosaicism in genomic disorders and its influence on recurrence risk.
Marmoset sequence sheds light on primate biology, evolutionJul 20, 2014
Sequencing genome the common marmoset – the first sequence of a New World Monkey – sheds new light on primate biology and evolution.
More mental health screening, treatment resources for people with diabetes neededJul 10, 2014
Baylor professor authors JAMA commentary citing a critical need for more mental health screening and treatment resources for people with diabetes.
Dr. Koen Venken named newest McNair Scholar at Baylor College of Medicine Jul 9, 2014
Dr. Koen Venken has been named the newest McNair Scholar at Baylor College of Medicine.
Cellular process required for vaccine protection identifiedJul 8, 2014
Baylor study finds autophagy plays crucial role in immune system's "memory".