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TPR Lifeline: Clinical Genetics Is A Growing Field

Aug 20, 2017
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We all have about 24,000 genes. How those genes are structured and interact can determine our current health and our future health.

Modern medicine includes specialists in this field called Clinical Geneticists. In today’s TPR Lifeline, Bioscience-Medicine reporter Wendy Rigby talks to Baylor College of Medicine’s Scott McLean, MD, about his work at the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio.

UT Health San Antonio

The fight against cancer in San Antonio got a multi-million dollar boost Thursday.

 

The Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas – called CPRIT – awarded three UT Health San Antonio projects $3.5 million dollars.

 

Wendy Rigby / Texas Public Radio

Brain health research is a major focus at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Scientists in one lab are working on a new theory about what may cause Alzheimer’s disease and potential ways to treat it.

Wendy Rigby / Texas Public Radio

Only two-thirds of the children in Bexar County are up to date on their immunizations. This is the time of year clinics are flooded with requests for last minute shots before the school year begins.

Wendy Rigby / Texas Public Radio

The key to finding a better way to treat a deadly form of childhood cancer may lie in a tiny fish. An unlikely animal model at UT Health San Antonio is helping scientists figure out how to tackle muscle tumors.

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