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2013-07-16 10:34:16

Breaks in the double-strands of the DNA helix can spell trouble, destabilizing the genome and resulting in changes that drive cancer, antibiotic resistance and, on a more positive note, evolution. Scientists can generate these breaks by a variety of extraneous methods in the laboratory, but Baylor College of Medicine scientists Dr. Philip Hastings and Dr. Susan Rosenberg wondered how such breaks occur without outside help - and how they occur in resting cells not actively making new copies...

2011-08-02 19:52:16

For more than a decade, Dr. Susan Rosenberg, professor of molecular and human genetics at Baylor College of Medicine, has solidified her premise that when cells are under stress, the rate of gene changes called mutations goes up, a finding that has implications for a wide variety of biological phenomena "“ from evolution to antibiotic resistance and cancer. In a report that appears online today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, she and her colleagues not only show...

2011-01-12 18:21:14

Dr. Susan Rosenberg, professor of molecular and human genetics at Baylor College of Medicine, has been elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Named by their peers, AAAS fellows are recognized for their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. A total of 503 fellows were recognized for 2010 and will be presented with a rosette pin Feb. 19 at the 2011 AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. The fellows will...

2005-09-16 13:50:00

HOUSTON --  When Dr. Susan Rosenberg, professor of molecular and human genetics at Baylor College of Medicine, first published her finding that the mutation rate increased in bacteria stressed by starvation, sometimes resulting in a rare change that benefited the bacteria, it was controversial. In a report in the current issue of the journal Molecular Cell, she and her colleagues describe not only how it happens but also show that this only occurs at a special time and place in the...


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