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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

Dr. Meng Wang awarded Faculty Scholar grant from Howard Hughes Medical InstituteSep 22, 2016
Dr. Meng Wang was awarded a grant given to outstanding young scientists and researchers who have made impressive accomplishments.
Baylor researchers contribute to project to develop guidelines for large sequence-based complex trait association studiesSep 22, 2016
Findings from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute Exome Sequencing Project (ESP) could contribute to the advancement of precision medicine and the implications for the future of whole exome data analysis.
Distinct neurological syndromes can be the result of variations in gene ATAD3ASep 15, 2016
A team of scientists from a number of institutions around the world has discovered that rare neurological syndromes for which there was no cause can be the result of variations in the gene ATAD3A.
Mouse study reveals genes essential for life and provides insights into human diseaseSep 14, 2016
Research by the International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium concludes that roughly a third of all genes in the mammalian genome are essential for life.
Baylor and The Chinese University of Hong Kong assemble clinical genetics symposiumAug 24, 2016
The world’s top geneticists will come together for the first-ever Joint Symposium in Clinical Genetics May 19 - 21, 2017.
Unexplained developmental disorder linked to gene involved in essential cellular processesAug 18, 2016
Researchers have linked a neurodevelopmental disorder for which there was no known cause to a gene involved in essential mechanisms a cell uses to translate DNA into protein.
Rett and MECP2 duplication syndrome mice have identical malfunction in neural circuits that can be corrected by DBSAug 4, 2016
Deep brain stimulation reversed circuit malfunctions in mouse models of both Rett syndrome and MECP2 duplication syndrome.
Leaky calcium triggers brainstem blackout that results in sudden cardiac deathAug 1, 2016
Researchers report how a mutation in a gene involved in the regulation of calcium inside brain cells can help trigger blackouts of the brainstem, increasing the risk of sudden unexpected death.
Center for Genome Architecture explores 3-D structure of DNAAug 1, 2016
Dr. Erez Lieberman Aiden and his colleagues introduce Juicer, an open-source tool used in three-dimensional (3-D) genome sequencing (Hi-C) processes.
Baylor Genetics rebrand makes debut with simplified name, targeted messageJul 22, 2016
Baylor Miraca Genetics Laboratories, a joint venture of Baylor College of Medicine and Miraca Holdings, Inc., has rebranded as Baylor Genetics.
T cells that target two tumor surface molecules mitigate tumor escape in mouse model of glioblastomaJul 18, 2016
Researchers show a new strategy, based on targeting specific surface molecules, that eliminates most of the cancer cells in a mouse model of glioblastoma.
Scientists cut “Gordian knot” in the human genomeJul 18, 2016
Emerging field of 3-D genome surgery sheds light on female development in mammals.
Baylor researchers advance rat model to enhance understanding of Rett syndromeJul 15, 2016
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have developed a novel rat model to better understand what causes patients with RTT to lose behavioral, cognitive and physical abilities.
Primate brain development can help explain human developmental disordersJul 13, 2016
Baylor scientists helped associate observed changes in gene expression during development with significant human disease characteristics.
Collisions during DNA replication and transcription contribute to mutagenesisJun 29, 2016
Researchers have determined that Collisions during DNA replication and transcription can significantly contribute to mutagenesis.
Fifty-four mouse testis-enriched genes are not needed for male fertilityJun 27, 2016
New research into which genes are required for male fertility could lead to a better understanding of the genetic changes that lead to male infertility, and to design strategies to overcome them.
Baylor College of Medicine welcomes Dr. Chonghui ChengJun 24, 2016
Dr. Chonghui Cheng joins Baylor's Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center and the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics as an associate professor, continuing her work to explore how RNA regulation controls breast cancer metastasis.
Negative feedback loops help maintain function of mutated proteinsJun 22, 2016
A study by Cullen Chair and Professor Olivier Lichtarge and Dr. Christophe Herman pins down a process by which some mutations may foster an organism’s long term adaptation while putting its immediate fitness at less risk. 
Dr. Brendan Lee honored with American Society of Human Genetics Curt Stern AwardJun 22, 2016
Dr. Brendan Lee, the Robert and Janice McNair Endowed Chair in Molecular and Human Genetics and professor and chair of the department of molecular and human genetics at Baylor College of Medicine, has been awarded the ASHG 2016 Curt Stern Award.
Baylor recognizes excellence among cliniciansJun 16, 2016
A select group of Baylor College of Medicine faculty members were recognized for excellence in patient care at the Master Clinician and Rising Star Clinician Awards ceremony.