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

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.
Researchers develop novel system for cataloging cancer gene variantsNov 15, 2016
A standard way to catalog gene mutations in cancers aims to enhance the use of the information in research and clinical practice.
Newly discovered beetle genome helps to explain woodland destruction Nov 11, 2016
New study explains how the Asian longhorned beetle allows it to thrive on tree bark and other wooded plant material.
Scientists uncover mechanism that controls feeding behavior in miceNov 9, 2016
A team of scientists has discovered a mechanism that controls feeding behavior in mice by regulating the electrical activity of a few thousand brain cells.
Experts discover gene variants that protect a lucky few primates against obesity from a high fat dietNov 4, 2016
A team of researchers may have discovered the answer to why a lucky few primates are resistant to obesity.
Baylor welcomes new McNair Scholar, Dr. Bing ZhangOct 31, 2016
Dr. Bing Zhang, a computational biologist with a focus on cancer bioinformatics, has been named the newest McNair Scholar at Baylor College of Medicine.
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.