Recent Stories


Kevin Francis, who studies Batten disease, sits in a corner of his lab area.

Researcher feels urgency, knowing families who need help

Kevin Francis, Ph.D., studies fatal childhood Batten disease at Sanford Research
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 11 min read
Friedreich's ataxia rare disease Raena Brendtro and Dan Brendtro petting thier dog, Luca

Man fundraises for research-study inspiration: his daughter

Friedreich's ataxia can't be stopped yet, but two men have formed a bond trying
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 37 min read
Dr. Michelle Baack and Dr. Randy Raustino sit at a table with a laptop open as they look over heart research information.

Heart research: Two lab leaders share common goal, spirit

Dr. Michelle Baack, Dr. Randy Faustino on collaborative, complementary paths
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 18 min read
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