• Heather Millar

  • MTHFR: Hope or Hype?

    March 30, 2017

    Last spring, a woman in her early 30s came into the office of Jay Flanagan, a genetic counselor in a reproductive clinic at Sanford Health…

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  • The Small World of Organs On Chips

    April 5, 2016

    The baby just admitted to the cardiology department at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City was very, very sick. Because of a defect…

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  • Advances in Transplantation

    January 11, 2016

    Steven Webber is a pediatric heart transplant surgeon at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. When he started his…

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  • Watson Wins Jeopardy! Can It Beat Cancer?

    September 30, 2015

    Imagine you’re an oncologist practicing in a community hospital in, say, North Dakota. Because our evolving understanding is that cancer is essentially a genetic disease,…

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  • Decoding Autism

    July 5, 2015

    Jenn Drohan remembers being so thrilled when her son Max developed normally: He smiled, sat up, and crawled. Then he walked. He babbled. Then he…

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  • Bridging the Gap

    March 30, 2015

    John Illis, 77, spent most of his life in Detroit, working on the railroad and raising a family. Then he and his wife retired to…

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  • Citizen Scientists Unite

    November 24, 2014

    A few years ago, patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease) used Google to translate an Italian conference abstract suggesting that lithium…

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  • The Changing Face of Clinical Trials

    August 24, 2014

    The oncologist, who runs a community practice in an affluent part of Florida, felt frustrated. “I’m trying to get my patients in clinical trials. I…

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  • How Personalized Medicine Is Changing: Breast Cancer

    April 3, 2014

    In 2011, a 52-year-old runner and yoga enthusiast walked into the office of Monica Loghin, a neuro-oncologist at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, complaining…

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