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HudsonAlpha, UAB get $10 million grant for newborn birth defect study

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HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology and UAB’s School of Medicine along with University of Mississippi Medical Center were awarded a $10 million grant to fund the 4-year project.

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HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology and UAB’s School of Medicine along with University of Mississippi Medical Center were awarded a $10 million grant to fund the 4-year project.
http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12502/7353681?cpt=8&wpid=2637 Fri, 04 May 2018 23:07:35 +0000 HudsonAlpha, UAB get $10 million grant for newborn birth defect study HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology and UAB’s School of Medicine along with University of Mississippi Medical Center were awarded a $10 million grant to fund the 4-year project. http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12502/7353681?cpt=8&wpid=2637 WAAY ABC Huntsville, AL hospital with life-threatening injuries. new at six... a study to help diagnose and treat babies with birth defects and genetic disorders is underway. and the group heading up the project is right here in the tennessee valley. waay 31's charlisa gordon is live in huntsville with more on this groundbreaking research. i'm right outside hudsonalpha institute for biotechnology. the research group here tells me they're very excited to kick start this particular project soon. hudsonalpha and uab's school of medicine...along with university of mississippi medical center...were awarded a four-year, $10 million grant to fund the project. the national institutes of health grant...will be used to help with diagnosis and treatment of babies with birth defects and genetic disorders. including heart and lung defects, seizures as well as physical abnormalities in newborn faces and limbs. hudsonalpha faculty investigator greg cooper says he hopes the genome sequencing can help family. "when we make a genetic discovery it often times leads to tremendous benefits for that family, just in terms of, for one thing having the knowledge about what it is that's happening, but also in terms of mapping out the future and what you might expect. and in rare cases we actually do see that treatment decisions get better, because you have a specific genetic explanation for what's happening." the group plans to enroll 1,000 families into the study...and they're hoping to recruit at least 60 percent of the participants from minority and underserved rural communities. live in huntsville charlisa gordon waay 31 news





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