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Marfan syndrome, care issues for adults focus of monthly genetic series

Baylor College of Medicine experts will lead a discussion on Marfan syndrome, a genetic disorder of connective tissue that affects the skeletal system, cardiovascular system, eyes, and skin, in a public forum Feb. 21 at the Children’s Museum of Houston.

The forum will feature Dr. Sandesh C. Sreenath Nagamani, assistant professor of molecular and human genetics at BCM and a physician in the Adult Genetics Clinic at Baylor Clinic, and Dr. Richard Lewis, professor of ophthalmology, medicine, pediatrics, and molecular and human genetics, and the Huffington Center on Aging at BCM.

The experts will discuss care issues for adults.

Sponsored by BCM and Texas Children’s, the event is part of the monthly "Evening with Genetics" lecture series organized by BCM’s department of molecular and human genetics. The series offers current information regarding care, education and research about genetic disorders.

The program is free and open to the public. It will be held at 7 p.m. at the Children’s Museum of Houston, 1500 Binz, 77004. For more information, contact Donna Page at 832-822-4261 or fernbach@bcm.edu.