Evenings with Genetics audience (320x240)
Audience members at an Evenings with Genetics event.

Baylor College of Medicine’s Evenings with Genetics returns on October 4 with a discussion on myotonic dystrophy, a genetic disorder characterized by progressive muscle weakness. A public seminar held at the Children’s Museum of Houston, this edition of Evenings with Genetics, called “Myotonic Dystrophy – One Diagnosis, Many Signs and Symptoms,” will discuss how and why myotonic dystrophy has different symptoms in different age groups, and will provide updates on care for both children and adults.

Speakers include Baylor's Dr. Lorraine Potocki, professor of molecular and human genetics, and Dr. Tetsuo Ashizawa, adjunct professor of neurology.

The program is free and open to the public. However, registration is required. The seminar will be held at the Children’s Museum of Houston, 1500 Binz, 77004. Light refreshments will be provided at 6:30 p.m. and the seminar will begin at 7 p.m. For more information, please call 832-822-4280 or visit the registration page.

Sponsored by Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital, the monthly Evenings with Genetics lecture series organized by Baylor's Department of Molecular and Human Genetics. The series offers current information regarding care, education and research about genetic disorders and encourages networking within the community.