Texas scientists using gene sequencing were able to solve about a quarter of mystery diseases plaguing some children and adults.
The study is the first large-scale effort to use gene sequencing in ordinary medical care, not just lab research. Some of the cases they solved had stumped doctors for years, such as children with neurological problems, mental slowness or muscles too weak to let them stand.
Doctors at Baylor College of Medicine say they have decoded the genes of 1,700 patients so far and found mutations in 1 out of 4 cases. In several people, the diagnoses led to potentially lifesaving treatments. In other cases, the information helped parents decide whether to have more children.
The study was published online Wednesday by the New England Journal of Medicine.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
An Albuquerque Police officer involved shooting over the weekend marks the fifth since late October and city officials are taking notice.
A woman was stolen from her daughter's car, a woman who died more than five years ago.
Albuquerque police shot and killed a man Sunday night after responding to an assault call near UNM.
Deputies were led on a chase around 4 p.m. Monday after a person called 911 to report their vehicle had been stolen and was being driven recklessly around Albuquerque.
New Mexico could have hundreds of millions of dollars more to spend as legislators get ready to put together next year's budget in the upcoming legislative session.
Organizers of the Gildan New Mexico Bowl are hoping to shed the disappointing attendance numbers that weighed down the event last year when the Colorado State Rams and the Washington State Cougars face off Dec. 21.