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.
Established expertise. Promising science. Tremendous potential.
The goal of our strategic initiatives is to create innovative solutions to some of the biggest health challenges facing children in BC and beyond. Each initiative brings together emerging areas of research, innovative projects and world-class investigators to transform care and advance child health. They are unique opportunities to establish BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute as a national and international leader in these fields.
Originally identified during the development of our Research Themes and 2016-2021 Strategic Plan, these initiatives span our research structure, basic research, clinical care and community health. They’re new areas of investment for the Research Institute and will be supported with new facilities, new expertise and novel partnerships.
More information coming soon.