Updated information on congenital heart defects and the importance of genetic evaluation for care of children with this disorder will be the focus of a public seminar Feb. 19 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. John Belmont, a professor of molecular and human genetics at and associate director of the Cardiovascular Research Institute at BCM will give updates on the causes of congenital heart defects and discuss how a genetic evaluation can help a child’s care.

Belmont will also present current information from research studies of the disease.

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 or wturner@bcm.edu.