About the Genetics Clinics

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The Department of Molecular and Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, is one of the leading genetics departments in the world, offering unparalleled clinical treatment and counseling and a full range of diagnostic genetic testing through our diagnostic laboratory.

As the largest clinical genetics program in the country, we offer a single resource for all genetic services and testing, thanks to our affiliations with other medical departments and hospitals within the world-renowned Texas Medical Center.

Here you will find some of the most respected and highly-trained geneticists in the field. Our physicians are experts in their individual areas of interest and renowned for research discoveries that yield the latest information on genetic diseases and their causes and state-of-the-art testing methodologies.

Our large clinical faculty ensures timely, expert assistance for each patient. Patients also benefit from a collaborative approach to treatment that draws not only on the expertise of other physicians within our own department, but also from Baylor College of Medicine physicians in other specialties, providing outside expertise without the need to schedule additional appointments.

Collectively, our goal is to improve the lives of our patients by providing valuable information from which they can make the best possible decisions. Our patient-friendly approach emphasizes minimal wait times and paper work, timely new patient visits, and expanded office hours to accommodate a growing demand for our services.

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Meet Our Team

Our physicians specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of genetic disorders. Learn more about our specialists.

Achieving the Amazing: Alexis's Story

At age five, she couldn't walk. At 18, she made her college track team. Diagnosed with a rare genetic condition, Alexis Beery now receives the treatment she needs to keep moving fast.

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Diagnostic Laboratory

Baylor Genetics provides comprehensive genetic diagnostic testing services. Some of the services include high resolution chromosome analysis, FISH analysis, chromosomal microarray analysis, DNA based testing, mitochondrial and metabolic molecular testing, and cancer diagnostic testing services. Read more about our services.

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Our Clinics

Our clinics specialize in adult and pediatric genetics, adult and pediatric cancer genetics, adult cardiovascular genetics, metabolic and genetic disorders of bone, neurofibromatosis, neurogenetics, prenatal genetics, and skeletal dysplasia. Learn more about our clinics.

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Familial test helps detect genes that cause complex diseases

Researchers have developed a family-based association test that improves the detection in families of rare disease-causing variants of genes involved in complex conditions such as Alzheimer's disease