The next installment of Evenings with Genetics on Tuesday, Nov. 13, will focus on Angelman Syndrome, with expert speakers providing an update on treatment and research efforts for the disease.
Dr. Carlos Bacino, professor of molecular and human genetics at Baylor and part of the newly-formed Angelman Syndrome Clinic at Texas Children’s Hospital, and Dr. Arthur Beaudet, the Henry and Emma Meyer Chair and Professor in Molecular and Human Genetics at Baylor, will lead the discussion. They will be joined by a special guest speaker, Dr. Deborah Sukin, a parent advocate of a child with Angelman Syndrome.
“There is currently a burst of information about new treatments that could greatly benefit children with Angelman syndrome,” said Beaudet, who also is a professor of pediatrics and molecular and cellular biology at Baylor. The Beaudet lab is credited with identifying the mutations in the UBE3A gene that cause Angelman Syndrome and is currently working on models to better understand and treat the condition.
Evenings with Genetics is a monthly series that offers current information regarding care, education and research related to genetic disorders. Sponsored by Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital, the seminar series encourages networking within the community and connecting patients and their families with others in similar situations.
The program is free and open to the public, but registration is required. The seminar will be held at the Children’s Museum of Houston, 1500 Binz St., 77004. Light refreshments will be provided beginning 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 event’s registration page.