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

Grant from Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to support growth of Human Cell Atlas Jun 21, 2019
A team of researchers have been awarded a grant by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to support the Human Cell Atlas project.
Reanalysis of molecular data yields new genetic diagnosesJun 21, 2019
A genomic strategy implemented by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine can efficiently increase the molecular diagnostic rate of undiagnosed diseases.
A treasure map to understanding epigenetic causes of diseaseJun 3, 2019
Researchers have determined a unique fraction of the genome that scientists should focus on. Their report, which provides a “treasure map” to accelerate research in epigenetics and human disease, was published today in Genome Biology.
Baylor to host genetics resource conference in AmarilloMay 30, 2019
Baylor College of Medicine will host a community conference and resource fair for the Amarillo area to provide an educational seminar and support materials for parents of children with autism and developmental disabilities.
What to know about osteoporosisMay 29, 2019
About 54 million Americans have low bone mass, putting them at risk of developing osteoporosis. During National Osteoporosis Awareness Month, Dr. Brendan Lee explains the causes and risk factors of osteoporosis.
Dr. David Moore elected into National Academy of SciencesApr 30, 2019
Dr. David Moore, professor of molecular and cellular biology, medicine and molecular and human genetics at Baylor College of Medicine, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. 
New computational tool improves gene identificationApr 29, 2019
A team has developed a new bioinformatics tool that analyzes CRISPR pooled screen data and identifies candidates for potentially relevant genes with greater sensitivity and accuracy than other existing methods.
Colon cancer proteins, genes uncover potential treatmentsApr 25, 2019
Analyzing both the entire set of genes and all the proteins produced by colon cancer tissues from patient samples has revealed a more comprehensive view of the tumor that points at novel cancer biological mechanisms and possible new therapeutic strategies.
Evenings with Genetics event focuses on Williams syndromeApr 24, 2019
On Tuesday, May 7, Evenings with Genetics will highlight Williams syndrome and how teens with the condition can develop independence as adults.
El Paso to host resource fair about genetics, autismApr 19, 2019
On Saturday, May 4, Baylor College of Medicine will host a community conference and resource fair for the El Paso area to provide an educational seminar and informational support for parents of children with autism and developmental disabilities.
Research improves understanding of cell-cell communicationApr 4, 2019
To better understand the cell-cell communication system, researchers created the exRNA Atlas resource, the first detailed catalog of human exRNAs in bodily fluids.
New strategy fights bacterial antibiotic resistanceApr 1, 2019
A new strategy to combat antibiotic resistance has emerged from a study led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine.
High-fructose corn syrup promotes intestinal tumors in miceMar 21, 2019
Researchers found consuming a daily modest amount of high-fructose corn syrup can accelerate the growth of intestinal tumors in mouse models of the disease, independently of obesity.
Researchers uncover aspirin’s effects on platelet rich plasmaMar 19, 2019
A collaborative study led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine explores the effects of aspirin on a new biologic therapy, platelet rich plasma (PRP).
Baylor brings genetics conference on autism to LaredoMar 7, 2019
On Saturday, March 23, Baylor College of Medicine will bring a community conference and resource fair to the Laredo area to provide an educational seminar and support materials for parents of children with autism and developmental disabilities.
Unveiling disease-causing genetic changes in chromosome 17Mar 1, 2019
A study has opened a window into the complexity of the genetic changes in a small region of chromosome 17 that lead to two rare conditions.
Discovery improves understanding of Lou Gehrig's diseaseFeb 25, 2019
A collaborative study suggests potential new therapeutic strategies or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also called Lou Gehrig’s disease.
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.