Neurofibromatosis type 1, a disorder characterized by the growth of noncancerous tumors, will be the focus of discussion in a public seminar March 8 at the Children’s Museum of Houston.

Sponsored by Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital, the event is part of the monthly Evenings 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.

Speakers include Baylor's Dr. Michael Wangler, assistant professor of molecular and human genetics, Dr. Surya Rednam, assistant professor of hematology oncology, and Dr. Jennifer Posey, clinical instructor of molecular and human genetics.

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.