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Adam and Julie Brown pose with their children, Austin and Marielle. Adam, Julie and Marielle all have skeletal dysplasia.

Specialty clinic team serves as resource for little people

Patients with skeletal dysplasia, or dwarfism, who benefit include Marielle, 10
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 14 min read
A line of cross country runners' legs are shown in this illustration for a story about hypertrophic cardiomyopathy/

Athletic sudden collapse could be serious heart condition

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is common genetic heart condition
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 10 min read
Genetic counselor Bethany Tucker holds a file folder while discussing the gene-editing tool CRISPR with a colleague in a genetics lab. Another colleague sits at a lab bench, facing away from the camera.

Rewriting human DNA: The evolution of engineering genes

CRISPR is a genetic cut and paste tool, say Sanford genetic counselors
Ashley Schwab Ashley Schwab 9 min read
Gene Hoyme sits with his arm on a table smiling at an off-camera interviewer

Pediatric geneticist Gene Hoyme’s influence spans globe

S.D. native helped Sanford in pediatrics, research, Imagenetics, World Clinic
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 28 min read
inherited condition with Sanford Chip: Kristi Curl Mandsager sits in her dining room talking to an interviewer

DNA test helps 3 generations of women solve health puzzle

A childhood full of doctor visits makes more sense after Sanford Chip results
Mick Garry Mick Garry 6 min read
Three women, three generations, blowing bubbles outside.

Using DNA to trace a family tree

Curious about your ancestry? Genetics can reveal health surprises, too
Ashley Schwab Ashley Schwab 4 min read
iEx logo with red, white and blue diamond in the center, surrounded by black and white photos of veterans and their families

Veterans health innovators learn from Sanford Imagenetics

Free genetic testing program touted at VHA Innovation Experience (iEx) meeting
Katie Foutz Katie Foutz 3 min read
Older woman talks with provider about genetics. Graphic in corner says "EXPLORING GENETICS."

Genetics helps find causes of mental illness

Geneticists can help ID family history, medicine choices and causes of symptoms
Ashley Schwab Ashley Schwab 5 min read
Four college students present under Technology Solutions banner at Sanford Health Tech Summit.

Students use game technology to rethink health challenges

Sanford Health Tech Summit gives college teams 24 hours to complete designs
Avatar Michelle Erpenbach 4 min read
Sanford Imagenetics building

Genetic counseling: Two new grads make it a career

Genetic counselors trained at Sanford Health now work at Sanford Health
Mick Garry Mick Garry 6 min read