What are skeletal dysplasias? What is epigenetics? What is the microbiome? What do geneticists do when you refer a patient? What is genomic testing? What are the future applications of genetic manipulation/engineering? These are just a few questions discussed in this episode with Dr Melita Irving, Consultant Geneticist from GSTT & Evelina Children’s Hospitals, London and Author of the recent Haynes Book “The Human DNA Manual: Understanding Your Genetic Code”. Paedipods Founder/Podcast Host Mr Pranai Buddhdev explores common questions about genetics and its application to the paediatric orthopaedic community, the importance of collaborative working, and discusses some of the new and future trials related to skeletal dysplasias. Please see links below!
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Dr Melita Irving’s Book can be found at: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Human-Genome-Manual-Haynes-Manuals/dp/1785215949
More information about the UK’s Skeletal Dysplasia Group: https://www.skeletaldysplasiagroup.org.uk/
2020 Skeletal Dysplasia Instructional Course Information: https://www.skeletaldysplasiagroup.org.uk/meetings
2020 Osteogenesis Imperfecta Meeting information: https://oi2020.org/
David Asprey’s Book ‘Superhuman’ can be found at: https://www.amazon.com/Super-Human-Bulletproof-Backward-Forever/dp/0062882821
More information about work done at the Steadman-Philippon Research Institute: https://www.sprivail.org/