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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

Genetics department hosts high school conferenceFeb 11, 2019
For the 11th year, the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine will host a genetics educational conference for advanced placement biology students at Bellaire High School in Houston on Feb. 12.
Two independent mechanisms involved in tuberous sclerosisFeb 7, 2019
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital find the development of tuberous sclerosis involves mTORC1 as well as a second mechanism that is independent of mTORC1.
Researchers uncover intracellular longevity pathwayJan 31, 2019
The search for clues on how to live healthier, longer lives has led researchers at Baylor College of Medicine to look inside the cells of the worm Caenorhabditis elegans. 
Discovery explains breast cancer cells’ ability to adapt, surviveJan 28, 2019
A team led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine has discovered that breast cancer cells can shift between two forms of the cell surface molecule CD44, CD44s and CD44v.
PreSeek can complement genetic disease prenatal screeningJan 28, 2019
PreSeek can provide valuable molecular information for the detection of a wide spectrum of dominant monogenic diseases, according to an initial study.
Global grants aim to help scientists understand tumor behaviorJan 23, 2019
A multidisciplinary, international team of scientists has been awarded Cancer Research UK’s Grand Challenge, an ambitious series of £20 million global grants tackling some of the toughest questions in cancer research.
Unexpected link found between feeding, memory brain areasJan 22, 2019
The search for a mechanism that could explain how the protein complex NCOR1/2 regulates memory has revealed an unexpected connection between the feeding and the memory centers of the brain.
Bacteria help discover human cancer-causing proteinsJan 10, 2019
A team led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Texas at Austin has applied an unconventional approach that used bacteria to discover human proteins that can lead to DNA damage and promote cancer.
Evenings with Genetics focuses on cystic fibrosisJan 8, 2019
On Tuesday, Jan. 15, Evenings with Genetics will highlight cystic fibrosis is a genetic condition that causes persistent lung infections.
Researchers analyze impact of newborn genomic screeningJan 3, 2019
As genomic sequencing becomes increasingly popular and accessible, an effort called the BabySeq Project aims to explore the medical, behavioral, economic and ethical impacts of adding genomic sequencing to the roster of screenings for newborns.
Dr. Kjersti Aagaard awarded mentor award from NatureDec 19, 2018
Dr. Kjersti Aagaard has been honored with a 2018 Nature Award for Mentoring in Science.
Mecanismos de infección de los virus del dengue y Zika y conexión con microcefaliaDec 13, 2018
Investigadores de la Universidad de California, San Francisco y Baylor College of Medicine, Houston revelan cómo los virus del dengue y Zika causan infección y como el virus del Zika puede causar microcefalia.
New insights into Zika's microcephaly link, dengue infectionDec 13, 2018
New insights into how dengue and Zika viruses cause disease reveal shared and virus-specific mechanisms, and led to an understanding of Zika's like to microcephaly.
Baylor faculty elected National Academy of Inventors fellows Dec 12, 2018
Drs. Mary K. Estes, Bert O’Malley and Huda Zoghbi of Baylor College of Medicine were three of the 148 renowned academic inventors named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors this week.
Without Dna2, genes can jump into DNA breaksDec 5, 2018
A study reveals that when Dna2 is absent, small DNA fragments jump from all over the genome into chromosome breaks. This novel mechanism may explain similar events commonly seen in cancer or during antibody diversification.
Understanding formation of neurons in adult brainsDec 5, 2018
A team of researchers at Baylor College of Medicine, the Texas Heart Institute and Texas Children’s Hospital has developed a powerful new approach to understand the formation of new neurons in the mammalian adult brain.
FDA recognizes database of clinically relevant genetic variantsDec 5, 2018
The database created by the Clinical Genome Resource program (ClinGen) has been recognized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Parents, researchers work to find cause of neonatal epilepsyNov 19, 2018
A shared goal to raise awareness and develop better treatments for neonatal-onset epilepsy has brought Baylor College of Medicine researchers together with three U.S. families.
Evenings with Genetics offers update on rare Angelman SyndromeNov 6, 2018
The next installment of Evenings with Genetics on Tuesday, Nov. 13, will focus on Angelman Syndrome, with expert speakers providing an update on treatment and research efforts for the disease.
Researchers solve mystery surrounding form of Batten diseaseNov 5, 2018
A team led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine has uncovered an unexpected mechanism that can explain a form of Batten disease called neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis 8.