Breakthroughs in Sickle Cell Disease

You’ve probably heard the news: an FDA-approved treatment for sickle cell disease applying the gene-editing tool CRISPR is now available in the U.S. It’s a landmark moment in medical science on two fronts: the treatment, called Casgevey, is the first FDA-approved regimen to utilize CRISPR technology to treat any genetic disease. And it’s a huge […]

Genomics For All! Awareness. Access. Equity.

Genomics and precision medicine are becoming pillars of health care, but how do they apply to pediatrics — and how can we ensure equitable access? Dr. Pankaj B. Agrawal, principal investigator (PI) of the NIH-funded Virtual Genome Center for Infant Health (VIGOR)*, visited us in our mobile podcast studio at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) 2023 […]

Biobanking at Nemours

Biobanking is the process by which bodily fluid or tissue samples are collected for research to improve our understanding of health and disease. In this episode, we explore the past, present, and future of biobanking at Nemours Children’s Health. Carol Vassar, producer Guests:Diana Corao-Uribe, MD, Director, Biobank and Molecular Analysis Program (BMAP) at Nemours Children’s […]

Genetic Medicine and Counseling for Kids

According to the American Society of Human Genetics, medical genetics is any application of genetic principles to medical practice. This includes studies of inheritance, mapping disease genes, diagnosis and treatment, and genetic counseling, all offered by Nemours Children’s Health. Carol Vassar, producer Guests:Karen Gripp, MD, Pediatrician, and Genetic Researcher, Nemours Children’s Hospital, DelawareLaura Baker, Genetic […]

What is Precision Medicine?

Precision medicine, personalized medicine, genetic medicine – these are all terms bandied about in the press, but what exactly do they mean? Who better to ask than two Nemours Children’s Health geneticists with 73 years of combined experience in genetics: Dr. Pamela Arn, Division Chief for Genetics, Nemours Children’s Health, Jacksonville, and Dr. Vicky Funanage, […]

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