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Sanford Children's Hospital is shaped like a castle with turrets, towers and banners.

Sanford genetics group shares benefits of custom kids’ care

Consortium writes in medical journal: DNA can improve pediatrics
Katie Foutz 3 min read
Two Veterans pose for a photo in their uniforms.

Veteran in South Dakota grateful for Sanford Chip DNA test

Sgt. Jenny Holzer found cancer risk, reaction to certain medicines in her genes
Matt Holsen 4 min read
Sanford Health geneticist talks in a white coat with blue sculpture in background.

The Chip: Pursuit of DNA leads to life-saving discovery

Sanford Imagenetics helped a patient find a cancer risk that runs in the family
Mick Garry 7 min read
A portrait of Murat Sincan, whose job involves data, standing outside of Sanford Imagenetics

MD turns to world of data, helping patients in new ways

Sanford's Dr. Murat Sincan looks at patterns of disease at Imagenetics, Research
Jane Thaden Lawson 13 min read
Two doctors pose under white archways at the Sanford Research Center that say CHANGE THAT MATTERS TODAY; INNOVATION LIVES HERE; SANFORD LORRAINE CROSS AWARD. Video screens flanking the doors show portraits of four nominees for the award.

Inaugural Lorraine Cross Award winners on moving forward

Drs. Katherine High and Jean Bennett are strong advocates for women in science
Courtney Collen 7 min read
The 2018 Lorraine Cross Award winners laugh while touring a research lab.

Inaugural Lorraine Cross Award winners: Where are they now?

Drs. Katherine High and Jean Bennett saw FDA approvals, new professional roles
Courtney Collen 5 min read
A family photo of Cory Olson, who works as a physician assistant at Sanford Health

Sanford Chip would have prevented misery after back surgery

Cory Olson grateful genetic test can help patients avoid reaction to medication
Jane Thaden Lawson 9 min read
A portrait of Charles Cathlin and Tshaka Cunningham in a TruGenomix lab

TruGenomix co-founders hope to prevent severe PTSD

Sanford Health invests money and lab services in promising partnership
Jane Thaden Lawson 6 min read
family history: human genes are the instructions for your body development

Family history: It’s an important part of your health

"We can’t change our genetics, but we can change behavior"
SHN Staff 6 min read
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 11 min read