Exploring Genetics

Genetics, History and Health

This free educational series is focused on relating your genes to your health. Learn how genetics plays a major role in your health in a specific area of genetic medicine each month.


2020 Sanford Imagenetics Genomic Medicine Symposium Highlights

Did you miss the 9th Annual Sanford Imagenetics Genetic Medicine Symposium? If so, you can enter your email to get access to our symposium presentations now. Each video features a national leader in the field covering the latest in genetic medicine, including clinical genomics, a national pharmacogenetics program for veterans and population results on preemptive genetic testing.


  • Leslie Biesecker, MD, clinical and molecular geneticist and chief of the Medical Genomics and Metabolic Genetics Branch at the National Human Genome Research Institute
  • Catherine Hajek, MD, physician chair and medical director of Sanford Imagenetics; assistant professor of medicine at University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine
  • Deepak Voora, MD, associate professor of medicine at Duke University School of Medicine; member of the Center for Applied Genomics & Precisions Medicine; staff cardiologist at Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center

2021/2022 Series


Erin Royer compares various types of genetic tests.
Video Name
Learn how DNA can be found in everyday areas of our lives.
Hear stories of dwarfism and ethical issues of gene editing.
Understanding the complexities of this genetic condition.
Watch a video on how genetic test results impact health and care now and in years to come.
Watch a video on how health care is working to find and diagnose patients with inherited high cholesterol.