FORA.tv Speaker - Mark Hughes
Mark Hughes, one the authors on the French et al. (French, Adams et al. 2008) paper, is a pioneer in the field of Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD). His work has centered on understanding gene expression in the early human embryo and the molecular genetics of early embryo development. One of the highlights of his research has been the realization that molecular data from single cells can be used for diagnostic purposes. This led to a multi-year collaboration with IVF clinicians and embryologists at the Hammersmith Hospital in London and the birth of pre-implantation genetic diagnosis as a clinical tool.
Dr. Hughes was one of 11 scientists recruited to start the Human Genome Institute at the National Institutes of Health in the U.S., and has also held the position of Director of the State of Michigan’s “Life Sciences Genomics Hub.” Since 2007, Dr. Hughes has been conducting clinical PGD at the Genesis Genetics Institute in Michigan. This program offers diagnostic services to over 174 human reproductive centers in North/South America and Europe.
09.15.13 | 00:49:27 min
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