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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 5 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
Genetic counseling podcast: Larissa Risty

Genetic counseling podcast: Larissa Risty talks about cancer

Find out why genetic counseling is useful and how to explore family history
Larissa Risty Larissa Risty 2 min read
Cassie Hajek, a doctor in a white coat, holds a stethoscope to listen to an adult patient's chest in a medical exam room.

Which genetic tests are out there? A comparison

"Newt's World" podcast explores DNA testing with Sanford Health genetics experts
Katie Foutz Katie Foutz 5 min read
A girl smiles from a wheelchair in a room at Sanford Children's Hospital, where she sees a team of specialists.

Girl finds support in specialists for rare disorder, cancer

Kaley Maassen, 11, had been seeing team since birth — then had to add oncologist
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 21 min read
Sanford Chip tray

What does the Sanford Chip test for?

This simple blood test provides insights to inherited conditions and how you process medications.
SHN Staff SHN Staff 14 min read
Ashley Schwab and Megan Baldridge sit next to each other in the lobby of Sanford Imagenetics.

Sanford Chip results: Two patients’ perspectives

After genetic test, Ashley Schwab and Megan Baldridge feel more in control
SHN Staff SHN Staff 9 min read