Category Archive: Genetics

Apr 14 2014

Forbes Article Features CHOP Gene Therapy Expert

A recent Forbes article on the resurrection of the gene therapy business featured The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia gene therapy expert Katherine A. High, MD.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/forbes-article-features-chop-gene-therapy-expert/

Apr 11 2014

New iPad® App Helps Construct Genetic Pedigrees

Traditionally, genetic counselors interview parents and hand-draw pedigrees, but they now have a new app to create those diagrams digitally on an iPad® screen with a few finger taps.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/new-ipad-app-helps-construct-genetic-pedigrees/

Dec 11 2013

CHOP Hematologist and Gene Therapy Researcher Honored

For her pioneering hemophilia and gene therapy research, Children’s Hospital hematologist Katherine A. High, MD, director of the Center for Cellular and Molecular Therapeutics (CCMT), was recently honored with the 2013 E. Donnall Thomas Lecture and Prize at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/chop-hematologist-gene-therapy-researcher-honored/

Apr 16 2013

Marketplace Report on DNA Sequencing Features CHOP Doc

A report on American Public Media’s Marketplace on DNA sequencing and its effect on (and creation of) personalized medicine — “the next big thing in health care” — featured input from CHOP’s Nancy B. Spinner, PhD.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/marketplace-report-on-dna-sequencing-features-chop-doc/

Apr 08 2013

Cast Your Vote for Ian Krantz and Nancy Spinner for the Time 100!

Please vote for CHOP scientists Ian Krantz and Nancy Spinner, who are in the running for the Time 100–Time Magazine’s annual list of influential people from around the world.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/cast-your-vote-for-ian-krantz-and-nancy-spinner-for-the-time-100/

Feb 19 2013

Study Finds Link Between Genes and Lifespan

Several gene variants can influence a person’s potential lifespan by either raising the probability of developing a disease or by providing protection from disease, according to new research from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/chop-study-finds-link-between-genes-and-lifespan/

Feb 07 2013

The Cornerstone of Personalized Medicine

The idea of “personalized” medicine isn’t just about a one-on-one encounter with a doctor, the use of sophisticated mobile applications, or heightened access to healthcare providers, medical records, and services. Personalized medicine also extends into the depths of who each of us are at our essence — to our individual genetic makeup.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/the-cornerstone-of-personalized-medicine/

Jan 28 2013

Religion and Ethics Newsweekly on Genetic Testing

As promised, here is PBS’s Religion and Ethics Newsweekly’s piece on the work of Drs. Ian D. Krantz and Nancy B. Spinner. Enjoy!

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/religion-and-ethics-newsweekly-on-genetic-testing/

Jan 25 2013

CHOP Geneticists to Be Featured on Religion & Ethics Newsweekly

Stay tuned! The work of married CHOP geneticists Ian D. Krantz, MD, and Nancy B. Spinner, PhD, will be featured on PBS’s Religion & Ethics Newsweekly this Friday, January 25. The program will air online ahead of its being shown on television.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/chop-geneticists-to-be-featured-on-religion-ethics-newsweekly/

Jan 24 2013

Study Shows Neuroblastoma Evolves Rapidly, Limiting Treatment Targets

A recent genomic study of neuroblastoma reinforces the challenges of treating the most aggressive forms of this disease. Contrary to expectations, the researchers found relatively few recurrent gene mutations — mutations that would suggest new targets for neuroblastoma treatment. Instead, the investigators have refocused on how neuroblastoma tumors evolve in response to medicine and other factors.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/study-shows-neuroblastoma-evolves-rapidly-limiting-treatment-targets/

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