Insights: Genetics of congenital heart defects – Tuesday, January 25, 2022, 1 to 2 p.m.

Tuesday, January 25, 2022, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

10901 North Torrey Pines Road, San Diego, 92037

Cost: To free

Insights: Unraveling the genetics of congenital heart defects to help save lives: While congenital heart defects (CHDs) remain the most common cause of death in infants, the genetic basis of these defects is unknown in the vast majority of case. To pave the way for better patient care and prevention of coronary heart disease, Sanford Burnham Prebys is partnering with Rady Children’s Hospital to demystify the genetics of this disorder by studying the genes of real patients. – Find out how the team helped a family receive life-saving therapies by identifying a mutation associated with coronary heart disease. – Discover how exploring and sequencing the genomes of patient families helps researchers predict patients at risk and improve precision medicine. – Learn how candidate gene testing can lead to the discovery of new CHD genes and pathways to help vulnerable infants.