Scientists have developed a molecular “clock” that could reshape how pediatricians measure and monitor childhood growth and potentially allow for an earlier diagnosis of life-altering development disorders. The research, published this week in PNAS, describes how the addition of chemical tags to DNA over time can potentially be used to screen for developmental differences and health problems in children.
BC Children's Hospital, together with Providence Health Care Research Institute and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute organize a public lecture each spring.
This 2-hour evening event includes several talks by clinicians and scientists on the latest leading-edge health research.
Attendance is FREE but space is limited. Registration is open to high school students (no student nominations required) and members of the public.
|Are you a grade 10-12 student interested in attending Mini Med School in Vancouver?
Students that attend the Celebrate Research Lecture will be automatically entered into a draw for a guaranteed VIP seat for the fall Mini Med School.
Each year registration is accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. As space is limited, registration does not guarantee a seat. Light refreshments will be provided.
Outside the Lower Mainland? The series is held at BC Children's Hospital. For those outside the area, the session will be recorded and available online within 48 hours. Registration is not required to watch the sessions online.