Department of Molecular and Human Genetics

Evenings with Genetics

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Evenings with Genetics is a seminar series about genetics and your family’s health. This series offers the most current information on care and research for many genetic conditions and is open to the public.

Our goal is to highlight the advances in genetic research as well as encourage networking within our community.

The Evenings with Genetics seminars are sponsored by the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children Hospital.

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Upcoming Webinars

Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) Genetic Testing: What you should know
Did you receive a Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) genetic testing kit this holiday season? DTC has become a lucrative business for the expanding number of companies that now offer such testing. We will discuss the merits and possible pitfalls of DTC genetic testing.
Presenter: Daniel Riconda, MS, CGC, associate professor of molecular and human genetics, program director the genetic counseling program in the School of Health Professions.
Jan. 26
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Newborn Screening in Texas: When Every Minute Counts
Seminar for Health Professionals
Jan. 19
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Race and Genetics: Perspectives on Precision Medicine
Moderator: Charmaine Royal, Ph.D., Professor of African & African American Studies, Biology, Global Health, and Family Medicine & Community Health, Duke University
Speakers: Clayton Yates, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biology and Center for Cancer, Tuskegee University; Shawneequa Callier, MS, JD, Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Research and Leadership, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Feb. 9
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Race and Genetics: Perspectives on Precision Medicine
Speakers: Rick Kittles, Ph.D.,  Professor and Director, Division of Health Equities, Department of Population Sciences, City of Hope; Charmita Hughes Halbert, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina; J. Hoxi Jones, Patient Advocate
Feb. 16
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Race and Genetics: Perspectives on Precision Medicine
Feb. 23
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From Stress to Strength
The From Stress to Strength program is planned for parents of a child, teen or young adult with intellectual and developmental disabilities or autism spectrum disorder. This Zoom series offers techniques to lower stress, depression and anxiety. Health professionals and graduate students from Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital, the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley and parent leaders will guide this program. Read more about this year's program.
Feb. 3, 10, 17 and 24
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Updates on Prenatal Testing
Seminar for Health Professionals
Feb. 25
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Monogenetic Diabetes Mellitis
March 9
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CRISPR and Ethical Considerations
March 23
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Pharmacogenomics
April 13
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Achondroplasia
April 27
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Renal Disorders
May 11
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COVID-19 Guidance

The Autism Center at Texas Children's maintains a monthly newsletter. The subject of the March 2020 newsletter is how to talk to your children about COVID-19 and it also gives tips on managing stress and anxiety during this difficult time.

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