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TGen translates genetic research into patient care (access required)

(From left) Sydney, Sierra, Becky, Newell, Seth and Spencer Belnap all share a recessive gene that can cause a rare mitochondrial disease.  The family has turned to Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) to help find answers and treatments for the ailments caused by the mutation. (Photo by Ryan Cook/RJCook Photography)

Caring for one child with a rare and unknown medical disorder is a challenge for parents and doctors. But when three additional children in the same family are found to have related health problems, all involved are faced with a medical quandary for which some answers have only recently been found through genetic research.

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