Don't let those crisp, white lab coats fool you. While researchers share the ultimate goal of reaching new findings that can advance the best possible medical care, they aren't all the same. Each investigator has a highly specialized knowledge base that is constantly changing as they apply new things that they've discovered, whether in the lab, at the bedside.
We've had a flurry of activity this week at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute, including our first snowstorm of the year. In between shoveling, we took a few minutes to dig into the latest research news.
A new $3.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s Electronic Medical Records and Genomics (eMERGE) program will allow scientists at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to not only uncover the genetic causes of autism and other pediatric conditions, but also to see how this information extends beyond the lab into patients’ electronic health records and improves care.