Molecular Stethoscope

 

Pioneering new approaches to biological measurement, Dr. Stephen Quake, a part of the Quake Group at Stanford, reviews research in biological measurement techniques in human genetics.  He is applying his work in non-invasive prenatal testing for genetic birth defects to heart and lung transplant patients. “I realized that a heart transplant is really just a genome transplant,” Dr. Quake said from the podium at the Individualizing Medicine Conference. “The same principles should apply to any solid organ transplant.”