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

How maternal Zika infection results in newborn microcephalyNov 14, 2019
A new study revealed how in utero Zika virus infection can lead to microcephaly in newborns. The team discovered that the Zika virus protein NS4A disrupts brain growth by hijacking a pathway that regulates the generation of new neurons.
Evenings with Genetics discusses autism, genetic testing Nov 5, 2019
On Tuesday, Nov. 12, Evenings with Genetics will spotlight current knowledge regarding genetic testing for autism as well as new directions for research and clinical studies.
Research collaboration focuses on CDKL5 Deficiency DisorderOct 30, 2019
The Loulou Foundation, Baylor College of Medicine and the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital have launched a research collaboration focused on CDKL5 Deficiency Disorder.
Connecting gene mutations, rare genetic diseasesOct 24, 2019
Investigators at the Human Genome Sequencing Center have developed new approaches for large-scale analysis of rare genetic diseases, known as Mendelian disorders.
Research improves understanding of atrial fibrillationOct 21, 2019
A group of researchers used a mouse model system to investigate how noncoding DNA regions that increase atrial fibrillation risk in humans work to predispose to the condition.
Dr. Peggy Goodell elected to National Academy of MedicineOct 21, 2019
Dr. Margaret “Peggy” Goodell, chair of the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Baylor College of Medicine, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine.
Researchers to study liquid biopsy test for cancerOct 15, 2019
Researchers at Baylor Genetics and Miraca Research Institute are working to develop a minimally invasive tool that could diagnose cancer with a blood test.
DNA fracturing rewires gene control in cancerOct 15, 2019
A new study has brought attention to genomic structural variation as a previously unappreciated mechanism involved in altering DNA methylation, a form of gene control, in human cancers.
Researchers discover new intellectual disability syndromeOct 10, 2019
An international group reports a new neurological syndrome that appears to be especially common in countries where marriages between genetically related individuals, such as cousins, are prevalent.
Tau-mediated RNA splicing errors linked to Alzheimer’sOct 8, 2019
A collaborative study led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine provides evidence for a new molecular cause for neurodegeneration in Alzheimer’s disease.
NIH grant funds Brittle Bone Disorder ConsortiumOct 3, 2019
The NIH has awarded a $7 million grant to fund the Brittle Bone Disorders Consortium for five more years.
Dr. Christophe Herman wins NIH Pioneer AwardOct 1, 2019
Dr. Christophe Herman, professor of molecular and human genetics and molecular virology and microbiology at Baylor, has been awarded the National Institutes of Health Director’s Pioneer Award.
New insights into heart's healing capacitySep 26, 2019
A group of researchers reveals new insights into the recently discovered healing capacity of the heart involving the Hippo cellular pathway.
Evenings with Genetics spotlights osteogenesis imperfectaSep 10, 2019
On Tuesday, Sept. 17, Evenings with Genetics will highlight the current research and resources available to those living with osteogenesis imperfecta.
Postnatal overnutrition linked to agingAug 26, 2019
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have found a new answer to an old question: how can overnutrition during infancy lead to long-lasting health problems such as diabetes?
Study builds roadmap for collecting, sequencing genetic dataAug 22, 2019
The National Institutes of Health has conducted a four-year study to harmonize and standardize clinical genetic reporting. 
Loss of ataxin-1 gene linked to Alzheimer’s disease riskAug 22, 2019
A collaborative study reveals the ataxin-1 gene, which is known to cause the rare neurodegenerative disease called spinocerebellar ataxia type 1 (SCA1), can increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease in a mouse model of the condition.
Dr. Huda Zoghbi to receive genetics leadership award at national meetingJul 22, 2019
The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) has honored Dr. Huda Zoghbi with the 2019 Victor A. McKusick Leadership Award.
Moderate dose of novel form of stress promotes longevityJul 10, 2019
A team of researchers found that a newly described form of stress called chromatin architectural defect triggers a response in cells that could lead to a longer life.
Olga Dudchenko named to MIT Technology Review's TR35 Jun 27, 2019
Olga Dudchenko, genomics researcher and postdoctoral associate at Baylor College of Medicine and Rice University, has been named to MIT Technology Review magazine's 2019 list of Innovators Under 35.