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2011-12-07 20:26:06

A groundbreaking study that investigates how genome sequencing can be incorporated into the clinical care of children with cancer will launch at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Cancer Center with support from a $6 million grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute and the National Cancer Institute. The Clinical Sequencing Exploratory grant from the NHGRI and NCI, which are part of the National Institutes of Health, was awarded to co-investigators Dr. Sharon...

2011-12-07 20:23:58

The Baylor College of Medicine Human Genome Sequencing Center has received a four-year, $85.2 million renewal award from the National Institutes of Health National Human Genome Research Institute. Directed by Dr. Richard Gibbs, the Baylor Genome Sequencing Center seeks to advance the study of genomics and its use in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Large-scale centers carry load "NHGRI relies on the large-scale centers to be its sequencing production and intellectual...

2011-12-07 20:04:02

A four-year $16 million grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute will enable Baylor College of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine to search for the cause of often rare, single-gene diseases usually called Mendelian disorders. The Baylor-Johns Hopkins Center for Mendelian Genetics will be led by principal investigator Dr. David Valle, director of the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetics at Johns Hopkins...

Mammal Genome Project Shines Light on Human DNA
2011-10-12 13:16:56

By studying the genomes of 29 mammals, scientists have gained greater understanding of how the human genome controls when and where specific genes are activated, as well as how they form proteins and how genetic mutations can lead to diseases. The study, which was led by Kerstin Lindblad-Toh of the US-based Broad Institute and Sweden's Uppsala University, included work from an international team of scientists, including those at the Human Genome Sequencing Center, the Baylor College of...

2011-10-03 12:04:09

Based on a wide variety of genetic studies and analysis— from genome wide association studies looking for common variations in the DNA of many people with complex diseases to the sequencing of specific gene mutations thought to cause disease to whole genome sequencing — four Houston leaders in the field propose a unified genetic model for human disease. "What emerges is a unified picture whereby previously distinct entities or categories of human diseases, chromosomal...

2011-09-29 22:56:26

Based on a wide variety of genetic studies and analysis— from genome wide association studies looking for common variations in the DNA of many people with complex diseases to the sequencing of specific gene mutations thought to cause disease to whole genome sequencing — four Houston leaders in the field propose a unified genetic model for human disease. "What emerges is a unified picture whereby previously distinct entities or categories of human diseases, chromosomal...

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2011-08-19 10:10:00

Medicinal Genomics said on Wednesday that the company has sequenced the entire genome of the cannabis plant. The $200,000 project may help lead to the development of treatments for cancer, pain and inflammatory disease, according to the company's founder Kevin McKernan. The new findings have not been published in a peer reviewed journal yet, but Medicinal Genomics put the data up on Amazon.com's EC2 cloud computing system. Over 131 billion bases of sequence will be made available to...

2011-08-02 19:46:58

The new Alkek Center for Molecular Discovery builds on and expands Baylor College of Medicine's established program in proteomics and adds a new developmental program in metabolomics (which refers to the metabolism in a cell and the products of that activity called metabolites) to advance studies of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Directed by Dr. Bert O'Malley, chair of molecular and cellular biology at BCM and a National Medal of Science winner, and co-directed by Dr. Adam...


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