Researchers at the Ted Rogers Centre are exploring the genetic causes of heart disease. The resources below have been compiled with our partners to help patients and families understand some of the concepts associated with the genetics of the heart. Patients and families participating in our research studies may come across some of the themes below.
Any prospective or current patients and families may reach out to the Cardiac Genome Clinic team anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org. The team oversees two interconnected programs:
I) An introduction to genetics and DNA
What are DNA and genes? [Duration: 01:04]
II) Inheritance and heritable traits
What is inheritance? [02:07]
What are heritable traits? [01:26]
III) Genetic variation
IV) Genetic testing and results
How does genome sequencing work? [05:39]
Note: Starting at 05:25, the video states CHOP’s commitment to privacy and references three pieces of American legislation: the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) and the Affordable Care Act. The relevant Canadian legislation for these Acts are the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) and the Genetic Non-Discrimination Act.
V) Pharmacogenetic testing
We thank the following institutions for sharing their resources: