Department of Molecular and Human Genetics

Evenings with Genetics Videos

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Introduction of Pharmacogenomics to Clinical Care

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This webinar offers a general review of the structure of DNA, the various changes or variants observed in humans and the general pathway from DNA to RNA to proteins. We review how precision medicine can be used to learn which specific medications are best or should be avoided for an individual. The speaker for this webinar is Steven E. Scherer, Ph.D., professor of molecular and human genetics and faculty member of the Human Genome Sequencing Center (HGSC) at Baylor College of Medicine.

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CRISPR and Genome Editing: Treating Human Disease and Ethical Considerations

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This webinar introduces CRISPR genome editing technology, how it is transforming biomedical research as well as treatment of human disease. Ethical considerations of genome editing in humans is also discussed. Dr. Jason Heaney, an associate professor of molecular and human genetics at Baylor College of Medicine and Sarah Huguenard, M.S., C.G.C., an instructor of molecular and human genetics at Baylor College of Medicine both presented.

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Race and Genetics: Perspectives on Precision Medicine

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This webinar offers information on the historical, ethical and legal perspectives resulting in the lack of diversity in genetic/genomic studies and includes an effective approach used in a current research study. Charmaine Royal, Ph.D., a professor of African & African American Studies, Biology, Global Health, and Family Medicine & Community Health at Duke University, moderated this webinar with Clayton Yates, Ph.D.,  a professor of the  Department of Biology and Center for Cancer at Tuskegee University, and Shawneequa Callier, MS, JD, an associate professor of the Department of Clinical Research and Leadership at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, presenting. 

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Tuberous Sclerosis Complex

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The presenter for this webinar is Rohini Coorg, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics-neurology, Baylor College of Medicine.

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Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing

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The presenter for this webinar is Daniel Riconda, MS, CGC, associate professor of molecular and human genetics and Program Director of the Genetic Counseling Program in the School of Health Professions at Baylor College of Medicine.

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The TANGO2 story: New insights and directions

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The presenters for this webinar are Dr. Seema Lalani, professor of molecular and human genetics at Baylor College of Medicine; Dr. Christina Miyake, associate professor of pediatrics-cardiology and molecular physiology and biophysics at Baylor College of Medicine.

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Noninvasive prenatal testing [NIPT] for chromosomal and single-gene disorders

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The presenters for this webinar are Veena Mathur, MS, CGC, instructor of molecular and human genetics, Baylor College of Medicine; April Adams, M.D., assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology, maternal fetal medicine, and molecular and human genetics, Baylor College of Medicine; Sandra Darilek, MS, CGC assistant professor of molecular and human genetics and co-manager of the Prenatal Genetics Service, Baylor College of Medicine

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Advances in the care of people with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, hypermobile type

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This webinar will discuss the types of EDS, the genetics as well as current care and management strategies. In addition, an international research study as well as support for those impacted by EDS with be explored. The presenters in this webinar are Dr. Shweta Dhar, medical director of the Baylor Medicine Adult Genetics Clinic and associate professor of molecular and human genetics at Baylor College of Medicine and Lara Bloom, President and CEO of The Ehlers Danlos Society.

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Does Cancer Run in Your Family? Understanding the Genetics of Cancer

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This seminar will discuss red flags to look for in your personal or family history, what to expect at a cancer genetics evaluation and gene tests for hereditary breast and colon cancer syndromes. In addition, a leader of a support organization to raise awareness about ovarian cancer and a patient advocate will share information and personal journey. The presenters in this webinar are Tanya Eble, MS, CGC, assistant professor of molecular and human genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, Judy Karonika, program manager, Judy’s Mission, and Nancy Khan, Patient Advocate 

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Seizures and Epilepsy in Children: Advances in Genetics and Treatment Part I

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Presenter: Dr. Angus Wilfong, Director, Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, Blue Bird Circle Clinic for Pediatric Neurology, Texas Children's Hospital

Nov. 10, 2015

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Seizures and Epilepsy in Children: Advances in Genetics and Treatment Part 2

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Presenter: Dr. Carlos Bacino, Chief, Genetics Service, Texas Children's Hospital

Nov. 10, 2015

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Puberty and Sexual Development in Teens with Disabilities

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Presenter: Dr. Adiaha Spinks-Franklin, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine

Oct. 13, 2015

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Should You Have Your Whole Genome Sequenced?

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Presenter: Richard Gibbs, Ph.D.

Sept. 17, 2013

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Children with Chromosomal Disorders: New Tests Guide Management, Treatment and Counseling

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Presenters: Dr. Lorraine Potocki and Susan Fernbach, RN, BSN

Aug. 8, 2013

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Genetics and Care for Children with Congenital Heart Defects

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Presenters: Dr. John Belmont and Susan Fernbach, RN, BSN

Aug. 1, 2013

This seminar was offered to enhance the healthcare of children with Congenital Heart Defects in the area of genetics by incorporating new knowledge around the process of the genetic evaluation, current treatment, and resources available to improve identification and care of children who would benefit from a genetic evaluation.