Category Archive: Genetics

Mar 09 2017

Introducing the 2017 Distinguished Research Trainee Awardees

Training the next generation of investigators has long been a priority at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. There are numerous opportunities throughout the year to celebrate the accomplishments of our trainees and honor their commitment to science.

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Oct 25 2016

Mentorship in Medicine, Zebras, and Holsteins: Q&A with Elaine Zackai

A common adage in medical training goes, “When you hear hoofbeats, think horses (not zebras).” For most doctors in conventional practice, that means that exotic explanations are rarely right. The most prosaic diagnosis for a patient’s symptoms is usually the correct one.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/mentorship-medicine-zebras-holsteins-qa-elaine-zackai/

Jun 24 2016

CHOP Research In the News: Children’s Surgery Safety, Mentoring Award, and More

Whether children are under the steady hand of surgeon and anesthesiologist, or medical and research trainees are under the guidance of an experienced mentor, knowledge makes all the difference. This much is clear from the top stories in our weekly roundup of research news at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

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Nov 12 2015

Targeted Gene Therapy Aimed at Devastating Childhood Disease

When something important is missing, we often search for a replacement. After many years of looking, a team of researchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Missouri have found a way to substitute for a missing gene linked to a relentless childhood neurodegenerative disease.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/targeted-gene-therapy-aimed-at-devastating-childhood-disease/

Sep 02 2015

Precision Medicine Using Genomic Data Challenging in Pediatric Cancer

Advances in genomic sequencing hold enormous opportunities for more precise diagnosis of pediatric cancer and then targeting therapies toward the genetic alterations that are driving individuals’ disease.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/precision-medicine-using-genomic-data-challenging-in-pediatric-cancer/

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.

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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://blog.research.chop.edu/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.

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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://blog.research.chop.edu/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.

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