Changing the Course of Family History

When scientists uncovered a genetic defect that was causing colon cancer in a large family, they were faced with the decision of what to do next. The researchers and family have since developed a close, long-term relationship that has helped family members understand their condition and what they can do about it. Deb Neklason, Ph.D., program director of the Utah Genome Project, tells the remarkable story, and how it has impacted the family. She and other researchers are still connecting branches of the family tree so that extended members will also have the chance to outlive their family history.

Listen to the interview on The Scope Radio


Tracing a family tree to the roots of colon cancer