Hunting Down His Son’s Killer | Freethink Superhuman

Hunting Down His Son’s Killer | Freethink Superhuman

Matt and Cristina Might’s son was born with an illness doctors couldn’t identify. Matt Might, a computer science professor, worked with doctors to sequence their genetic data and discover that he was the first known case of NGLY1 deficiency, a genetic disorder. Today, thanks to innovative efforts to find other patients and identify new treatments, […]

Why Cancer Patients Should Get Genetic Sequencing | Freethink

Why Cancer Patients Should Get Genetic Sequencing | Freethink

After he was diagnosed with life-threatening prostate cancer, Intel’s Bryce Olson sequenced his genome which offered clues to new treatments for his disease. While the current standard of care for cancer patients includes surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy, genetic sequencing opens the door for new possibilities beyond these traditional approaches. Bryce explains his personal mission to […]

Making Tumors Glow to Improve Cancer Surgery | Freethink

Making Tumors Glow to Improve Cancer Surgery | Freethink

This surgeon, Dr. Sunil Singhal, is making tumors glow to help doctors ensure they have removed all of the cancer cells at the surgery site. Completely removing cancer tumors can be difficult, and if a small amount remains, the cancer can recur. Sunil, the director of the Thoracic Surgery Research Laboratory at the University of […]