Category Archive: Genetics

Mar 9 2017

Introducing the 2017 Distinguished Research Trainee Awardees

research traineeTraining 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

mentorshipA 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.

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Jun 24 2016

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

CHOP Research In the NewsWhether 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

active nerve cell illustrationWhen 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.

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Sep 2 2015

Precision Medicine Using Genomic Data Challenging in Pediatric Cancer

JAMAAdvances 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.

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Apr 11 2014

New iPad® App Helps Construct Genetic Pedigrees

geneticTraditionally, 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.

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Dec 11 2013

CHOP Hematologist and Gene Therapy Researcher Honored

High, gene thereapy, Children's Hospital, hemophiliaFor 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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