Dr Story Landis Uses Stimulus Funds To Support Human Genome Project Breakthough

RedTracker| In a study considered too risky previously and not suitable for National Institute of Health Funding in the past, Dr Story Landis, director of the  (NIH) National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, used stimulus dollars to her institute to fund the work of Drs James Lupski and Richard Gibbs of the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

The result is the first promised transformation of medical science from the Human Genome Project’s mapping of the human genetic code. The research is expected to transform our study of diseases.

News Daily doesn’t specify why the project was unfundable by NIH. Perhaps stem cell research is involved? This issue comes under her purview. The research involved experimentations on Dr. Lupski and family members, tracking his recessive genetic disease called Charcot-Marie-Tooth syndrome. It affects the nerves stretching from the spinal cord to the arms, legs and feet.

For 25 years Lupaski has been experimenting on himself and family members. This is the first time whole genome sequencing has applied to actually find the cause of a disease. Read on at News Daily.

Dr. Landis has appeared twice on Charlie Rose. Follow the link.