Baylor College of Medicine News

New forms of comprehensive genetic testing topic of free monthly educational seminar

The newest forms of advanced, comprehensive testing to screen for genetic causes of childhood developmental disabilities or medical problems will be the topic of discussion at a free, public seminar Jan. 29 at The Children’s Museum of Houston.

As part of the monthly Evenings with Genetics series sponsored by the Baylor College of Medicine Department of Molecular and Human Genetics and Texas Children’s Hospital, Dr. Christine Eng, a professor of molecular and human genetics and director of BCM’s Medical Genetics Laboratory, will give information on these new types of tests, which may be able to identify the underlying genetic cause even after extensive testing already has been performed.

The program is 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 Wendy Turner at 832-822-4261 orwturner@bcm.edu.