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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 Jane Thaden Lawson 6 min read
Dr. Preston Steen meets with an older female patient in a chemotherapy room.

Grant gives Sanford access to national cancer trials

Close to home, patients can join clinical trials trying to improve cancer care
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 11 min read
Dr. David Pearce and Courtney Collen sit for an interview in a lab at Sanford Research.

Sanford Research: A leader in science, eliminating diseases

Dr. David Pearce on how clinical trials and studies become life-changing care
Courtney Collen Courtney Collen 6 min read
Sharon Hunt and David Pearce are shown in a Sanford Research lab

COVID-19 Q&A: Sanford Research on vaccine, finding a cure

Dr. Pearce: 'We’ll be a very active participant' in testing vaccines, cures
Courtney Collen Courtney Collen 4 min read
rare disease registry: A small group of Alagille syndrome patients and families gather in a resarch lab. The woman in the center wears a T-shirt that says "ALGS Warrior."

Rare disease registry: Giving hope and impacting research

Rare disease registry helps connect causes, treatments and patients worldwide
Angie Vognild Angie Vognild 11 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 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 Jane Thaden Lawson 11 min read
KCNMA1: A young girl with a KNCMA1 gene mutation smiles as her mother smooths her hair.

Netflix ‘Diagnosis’ family searches for rare disease clues

A medical mystery in South Dakota is part of a new documentary series
Katie Foutz Katie Foutz 7 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
Golfer in silhouette swings a golf club on artificial turf surrounded by snow.

Looking for another reason to get in a round of golf?

Study shows it helps reduce chances of early death in older adults
SHN Staff SHN Staff 7 min read