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

Mutations in RERE gene result in features that coincide with those associated with 1p36 deletion syndromeApr 14, 2016
RERE mutations alone can cause developmental problems typical of 1p36 deletions.
Monthly genetic series focuses on new perspectives on reducing stress in parents of children with developmental disabilities Mar 31, 2016
Coping with stress while parenting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities is the topic of the next Evenings with Genetics on April 11, 2016.
Born to run? Study suggests love of exercise starts in the wombMar 31, 2016
Baylor College of Medicine researchers have discovered that female mice that voluntarily exercise during pregnancy have offspring that are more physically active as adults.
Evolution meets biochemistry to better understand how dopamine receptors workMar 16, 2016
Baylor-led team develops new mathematical tool that, together with biochemical analyses, allows them to pinpoint specific structural changes in the dopamine 2 receptor.
Largest genomic study on kidney cancer brings hope for more effective treatments Mar 4, 2016
Baylor's Dr. Chad Creighton led a study that distinguished nine major subtypes of kidney cancer.
Evenings With Genetics focuses on neurofibromatosis type 1Mar 3, 2016
Neurofibromatosis type 1, a disorder characterized by the growth of noncancerous tumors, will be the focus of the next Evenings with Genetics on March 8.
Whole genome sequencing advances pancreatic tumor classificationFeb 26, 2016
Researchers from the Human Genome Sequencing Center and the Elkins Pancreas Center at Baylor College of Medicine have collaborated with researchers in a breakthrough reclassification of pancreatic cancer.
Alliance to discover transformational therapies for people with neurodegenerative diseaseFeb 9, 2016
Dr. Huda Zoghbi will lead a team with UCB, a global biopharmaceutical company, to find therapies for people with neurodegenerative diseases. 
Blood sucking fated in bed bug’s genomeFeb 2, 2016
International consortium sequence the genome of the common bed bug, findings could lead to pesticide resistance.
Zoghbi to receive the prestigious Jessie Stevenson Kovalenko MedalFeb 1, 2016
 The National Academy of Science announced Dr. Huda Zoghbi will be the recipient of this year’s prestigious Jessie Stevenson Kovalenko Medal.
Identification of a new hearing impairment gene implicates the involvement of the S1PR gene family in human diseaseJan 21, 2016
An international group of researchers led by those at Baylor College of Medicine find gene mutation associated with hearing loss.
Exome sequencing helps identify cataract gene in members of religious sectJan 14, 2016
Link between a type of cataract and sudden cardiac death may have been found thanks to exome sequencing.
A new, multidisciplinary approach to classify cell types in the brainDec 21, 2015
New test leads team to vital clues for understanding neuropsychiatric disorders such as autism and schizophrenia.
Zoghbi to receive Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical ScienceDec 11, 2015
Dr. Huda Zoghbi, professor of molecular and human genetics at Baylor College of Medicine, has been named to receive the 2015 Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science.
Normalizing the levels of MeCP2 in a mouse model of MECP2 duplication syndrome restores neurological functionNov 25, 2015
Using genetic techniques and a small molecule that can target specific genetic material, Baylor researchers find it is possible to reverse the effects of neurological disorders in mice.
Researchers discover genetic cause of second-most common kidney cancer in childrenNov 19, 2015
Researchers have uncovered a genetic mutation associated with clear cell sarcoma of the kidney that has opened a new path of research and could point the way toward a new diagnostic test for the disease.
Epigenetic conservation makes mouse a valid model for brain studiesNov 16, 2015
The brains of mice and humans are nearly 90 percent similar, opening the door to studying mice as models for human neurologic disease, said a group of researchers at Baylor College of Medicine.
Genome of Sézary syndrome points to potential treatment targetsNov 10, 2015
A genomic analysis of 37 patients with Sézary syndrome, a rare cancer, reveals mutations in genes that affect T-cell signaling and those that interfere with cell cycle checkpoints that govern cell division.
Analysis of genetic neurologic diseases identify genes that affect brain structure, functionNov 4, 2015
International study led by Baylor evaluates the genetics behind brain disorders and malformations to offer insight into what is important in the development and function of the human brain.
C-section delivery does not decrease at-birth fracture rates in infants with rare bone diseaseOct 22, 2015
Cesarean delivery was not associated with decrease in the at-birth fracture rates in infants with osteogenesis imperfecta, a rare bone disorder, said a consortium of researchers led by Baylor College of Medicine.