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Evenings with Genetics

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.

Press Releases

OTUD6B gene mutations cause intellectual, physical disabilityMar 23, 2017
An international team of researchers from institutions around the world has discovered that mutations of the OTUD6B gene result in a spectrum of physical and intellectual deficits.
Gene mutation may be linked to unexplained female infertilityMar 21, 2017
Researchers have uncovered a gene mutation that may provide answers to unexplained female infertility.
New SMA treatment topic of March Evenings with GeneticsMar 21, 2017
On Tuesday, March 28, Evenings with Genetics will highlight a new drug that has been approved by the FDA to treat Spinal Muscular Atrophy.
Mouse study helps find causes of human behavioral disordersMar 13, 2017
Research of a mouse model led to the discovery of the genetic cause of the human neurological condition of five patients who, until now, had not received a genetic diagnosis.
Gene ABL1 implicated in cancer, developmental disorderMar 13, 2017
Researchers link ABL1, a human gene well-known for its association with cancer, to a developmental disorder. 
Mutations in CWC27 result in spectrum of conditionsMar 9, 2017
Researchers has discovered that mutations in the human gene CWC27 result in a spectrum of clinical conditions that include retinal degeneration and problems with craniofacial and skeletal development.
Genetic driver behind rare skeletal dysplasia condition foundMar 6, 2017
Researchers have identified a previously unimplicated gene behind a particular form of chondrodysplasia, a skeletal dysplasia that affects cartilage formation and causes disproportionate short stature and premature osteoarthritis.
Baylor’s Human Genome Sequencing Center looks to bring adult whole genome sequencing to clinical space with unprecedented NHLBI grantMar 1, 2017
The Human Genome Sequencing Center has been named a participant in a half-billion dollar program to bring whole genome sequencing to the forefront of clinical research.
Many genetic changes can occur early in human developmentFeb 23, 2017
When multiple genetic changes occur before or early after conception, they may inform scientists about fundamental knowledge underlying many diseases.
Research finds strategy that may treat juvenile Batten diseaseFeb 6, 2017
Researchers have discovered a treatment that improves the neurological symptoms in a mouse model of juvenile Batten disease.
$3.3M effort to map human genome’s intricate folding patternFeb 2, 2017
The NIH announced eight mapping centers, including one at Baylor, will help lead the next four-year phase of its project to identify all of the functional elements contained in the human genome. 
Baylor geneticist receives Polish Presidential Scholar AwardJan 26, 2017
Dr. Pawel Stankiewicz was honored with the Polish Presidential Scholar Award of Full Professor, the highest scientific title in Poland.
Monthly Evenings with Genetics seminar to focus on Parkinson’s in JanuaryJan 18, 2017
The next installment of Evenings with Genetics will focus on Parkinson’s disease, with expert speakers providing an overview of treatment for the disease, along with future directions in care.
'Listening' to single cells may uncover cancer originsJan 17, 2017
Baylor scientists have developed a method that allows them to accurately determine the genes expressed in single cells.
How to reap the benefits of exercise: it’s in the genesJan 10, 2017
An international team of scientists has discovered that the gene TFEB is a major regulator of muscle function during exercise. 
Familial test helps detect genes that cause complex diseasesJan 5, 2017
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.
Baylor Genetics launches PreSeek™ - 1st non-invasive prenatal multi-gene sequencing screenJan 4, 2017
Baylor Genetics' PreSeek allows patients a more complete picture of the risk of their pregnancy being affected by a genetic disorder.
Bipolar disorder and epilepsy linked to turning down an inhibitory switch in brain circuits Jan 3, 2017
Researchers have shown a link between epilepsy and how a gene associated with bipolar disorder controls the balance between brain excitation and inhibition.
Scientists discover new mechanism of how brain networks formDec 27, 2016
A new discovery adds a piece to the puzzle of how the brain organizes and processes information, which and opens the possibility of finding treatments for neurological conditions.
Genes Nardilysin and OGDHL linked to human neurological conditionsDec 22, 2016
An international team of scientists has discovered that the gene, OGDHL, a key protein required for normal function of the mitochondria and its chaperone, nardilysin are linked to progressive loss of neurological function in humans.