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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
A Sanford Health doctor poses in front of a sunny window.

New specialty helps diagnose disease at molecular level

Rachel Starks, M.D., is first molecular pathologist to join Sanford Health
Simon Floss 7 min read
A Sanford Health patient talks to an unidentifiable man in the foreground while wearing a headset. They are sitting in the press box at a football game. His polo shirt says "Midco Sports."

Sports broadcaster finds cancer with Sanford genetic testing

Hereditary condition called Lynch syndrome led to colon cancer
Jason Anschutz 7 min read
Two men in business suits stand facing each other talking at the Sanford Health Genetics Symposium.

Icepick surgeon, violinist’s thumb: Tales from genetics

Genomic medicine symposium brings in national experts for 10-year anniversary
Katie Wright 4 min read