Events

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

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.
Genetic cause identified for previously unrecognized developmental disorderDec 22, 2016
Baylor scientists are part of an international team that has identified variants of the gene EBF3, which causes a developmental disorder with features in common with autism.
Breakthrough Prize, Red Carpet Event open eyes of future scientists Dec 20, 2016
Since being honored with the prestigious Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, Dr. Huda Zoghbi has been busy answering hundreds of emails from people around the world inspired by her.
Scientists can now better diagnose diseases with multiple genetic causesDec 7, 2016
Scientists are combining descriptions of patients’ clinical features with their complex genetic information in a unified analysis to obtain more precise diagnoses of complex diseases.
Dr. Meng Wang honored with 2017 Edith and Peter O’Donnell AwardDec 7, 2016
Dr. Meng Wang has been awarded the 2017 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award in Medicine, recognizing her as a rising star researchers in Texas.
Scientists find gene variants causing NK cell deficiency, solving 12 year-long mystery for a familyNov 28, 2016
An international team of scientists has solved a medical mystery that has made most of the children in a family susceptible to severe viral infections for more than 40 years.
Baylor College of Medicine launches new residency program in internal medicine and geneticsNov 22, 2016
The creation of an internal medicine-genetics residency program will enable Baylor to stay at the cutting edge of patient care and help attract top talent in the field.
New synthetic protein captures DNA events leading to cancer, opens possibilities for improved cancer therapiesNov 18, 2016
Researchers identify opportunities for developing new drugs to neutralize molecular intermediates before they lead to cancer.
Unraveling what happens inside a tumor; new method opens opportunities to improve diagnosis and treatmentNov 17, 2016
New strategy allows researchers to identify the different types of cells in the tumor and to unveil how the interactions between cancer and normal cells may shape the fate of the tumor. 
Genomic approaches can provide answers to undiagnosed primary immunodeficiency diseasesNov 15, 2016
A new approach successfully identified disease-causing gene variants in 40 percent of previously undiagnosed patients with primary immunodeficiency diseases.