Exploring Genetics

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Exploring Genetics Lecture Series

September 7, 2023

Time: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Location: Sanford Imagenetics
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Topic: Batten Disease
Jill Weimer, PhD – Sanford Research

Dr. Jill Weimer is a developmental neuroscientist and oversees the management and continued development of the translational arm of Sanford Research in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She started at Sanford Research in 2009, and her research program focuses on the molecular mechanisms mediating development of the cerebral cortex and how disruption in these processes can lead to a whole host of neural pediatric disorders, including Batten’s disease and Neurofibromatosis Type 1.

Work in Dr. Weimer’s lab helped lead to the first ever gene therapy trial programs for CLN3 and CLN6 – Batten disease. In June 2019, Dr. Weimer joined the Amicus Therapeutics team as the Senior Vice President of Discovery Research and Gene Therapy Science and now serves as the Chief Science Officer.

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12th Annual ImaGENE Precision Medicine Summit

September 8, 2023

Time: 8 – 5 p.m.

Location: Sanford Center | Dakota Room & WebEx
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Genomic medicine is increasingly being integrated into clinical care. The 12th Annual ImaGene Precision Medicine Summit is designed to educate physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, genetic counselors and pharmacists in the technologies and applications of the practice.

This program is focused on advancing knowledge in the field of genomic medicine in a clinical care setting and empowering clinicians with the information they need in order to integrate genomics into medical practice.

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Past ImaGENE Precision Medicine Summit Highlights

Did you miss the 11th Annual ImaGENE Precision Medicine Summit? You can still access the presentations! Each video features a national leader in the field covering the latest in genetic medicine, genetic counseling, and genetic testing. Enter your email below to get started.

2022/2023 Series


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