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

Evenings with Genetics seminar to focus on Huntington’s diseaseOct 26, 2016
On Nov. 3, Kristen Powers and Katie Plunkett will give a personal and informative presentation about Huntington’s disease and growing up in an at-risk family.
Research provides new understanding of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease and opens path to treatmentOct 25, 2016
A team of scientists has discovered a driver in the development of Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and related diseases.
Mouse Gata2 gene can affect female fertility and uterine susceptibility to cancerOct 25, 2016
Understanding what affects the uterus’ ability to prepare for pregnancy might someday help prevent or treat female infertility and cancer.
International team discovers deficiency of RASGRP1 gene causes newly discovered human immunodeficiencyOct 24, 2016
A team of scientists has discovered the genetic cause and biological mechanisms linked to a new human immunodeficiency.
International team discovers novel Alzheimer’s disease risk gene among IcelandersOct 20, 2016
A team of scientists have identified a novel genetic risk factor for late-onset Alzheimer’s disease.
Baylor’s Dr. Brendan Lee to debut virtual integrative genetic services platform at ASHG conferenceOct 14, 2016
Dr. Brendan Lee will debut Consultagene, a new, innovative virtual platform for genetics services, at this year’s American Society of Human Genetics conference in Vancouver Oct. 18-22.
$27.9 million from NIH to support Baylor’s Knockout Mouse ProjectOct 12, 2016
NIH grant renewal supports Knockout Mouse Project that generates modified mice and establishes primary phenotype analysis as a resource for researchers world-wide. 
Study reveals potential new strategy to prevent Alzheimer’s diseaseOct 6, 2016
Taking a pill that prevents the accumulation of toxic molecules in the brain might someday help prevent or delay Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study.
Small brain region plays a major role in the control of appetite; possible link to nicotineOct 3, 2016
A new study on the brain cells that moderate hunger opens the possibility of developing drugs to help treat obesity.
Research opens the possibility of new, noninvasive genetic prenatal testing Sep 26, 2016
Researchers have determined that it is feasible to develop a prenatal, noninvasive genetic test based on rare fetal cells that are present in the mother’s blood.
Baylor’s Evenings with Genetics program announces October seminarSep 26, 2016
Evenings with Genetics returns on October 4 with a discussion on myotonic dystrophy, a genetic disorder characterized by progressive muscle weakness.
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.