PBS documentary "The Gene" showcases work of IGM's David Goldstein

Genetic sequencing promises to unlock some mysteries of disease

April 6, 2020

"The Gene," a new documentary by Ken Burns based on the eponymous book by Columbia oncologist Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD, DPhil, airs April 7 and 14 on PBS and prominently features four other faculty members at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. 

On April 14th, the Institute for Genomic Medicine's director, David Goldstein, PhD, is featured as one researcher who uses genetic data to inform medical interventions. 

Genetic diseases are often considered to be hard-wired, offering limited treatment options, but David Goldstein's work highlights the potential for life-changing interventions.

At the Institute for Genomic Medicine at Columbia University, which he founded in 2015, Goldstein studies the links between genetic variations and disease, with an eye toward treating patients.

Read more about Columbia faculty featured in "The Gene."

Topics

Precision Medicine, Research, Genetics