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A little boy is curious about his mother's growing belly as he sits on his father's lap.

Carrier test shows what genes parents may pass to kids

Genetic counselors can screen couples for 100+ hereditary conditions while family planning
SHN Staff 7 min read
Confident STEM middle school girls examine a DNA helix model. One of the students is pointing to something on the helix. The other student is taking notes in a spiral notebook.

Find your roots through genetics camp at Sanford Research

Middle school students learn about DNA, genetic technology, evolution & genetic counseling
SHN Staff 6 min read
children's building blocks

Diagnosing, managing a child’s developmental disabilities

Genetic testing, counseling can help find the diagnosis, cause and intervention
SHN Staff 8 min read
Little girl with BPAN, a rare brain disease, plays in front of a fireplace in her living room.

Research into rare brain disease gets a boost

Don’t Forget Morgan Foundation supports Sanford Research scientist’s work
Bethany Freel 7 min read
Grandmother and granddaughter baking cupcakes together.

How your grandmother’s diet could affect you

You are what you eat? Turns out it’s what Grandma eats, Baack Lab suggests
Simon Floss 8 min read
Scientist holding DNA gel in front of samples for pharmacogenomics or PGx testing in laboratory.

Pharmacogenomics: Your genes hold valuable information

DNA test can help doctors decide which medications may work best for you
SHN Staff 5 min read
familial hypercholesteremia: grandfather, father, son grill vegetables

Family matters: Inheriting high cholesterol

"What a relief to discover that you have a genetic change that is not your fault"
SHN Staff 5 min read
genetic testing: woman and her son playing board game

Genetics helps woman find the key to her future heart health

Jessica Pickett wanted to control her cholesterol, a health issue affecting her parents, too
Maria Stys, M.D. 5 min read
Sanford Children's Hospital is shaped like a castle with turrets, towers and banners.

Children’s genomic consortium studies immune-weakened kids

Grant allows researchers to investigate undiagnosed illnesses by sequencing genomes
Paul Heinert 4 min read
A Sanford doctor smiles while leaning against a railing overlooking the sunny lobby of Sanford Imagenetics.

Imagenetics, NIH partner to offer fellows virtual rotation

Sanford Health may expand two-week program into full pharmacogenomics fellowship
Simon Floss 8 min read