May 28, 2013
This Google+ Hangout from the NHLBI features senior authors from a paper that was published online May 12, 2013, in the journal Nature, about the first large-scale sequencing analysis of congenital heart disease. This NHLBI-supported international, multicenter collaborative research effort brings us closer to understanding the most common type of birth defect.
The senior authors featured are: Dr. Bruce D. Gelb, director of the Child Health and Development Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City; Dr. Christine E. Seidman, professor of medicine and genetics and director of the Cardiovascular Genetics Center at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and a Howard Hughes investigator; and Dr. Wendy Chung, clinical and molecular geneticist and director of Clinical Genetics at Columbia University in New York City. The hangout is moderated by Dr. Jonathan R. Kaltman, chief of the Heart Development and Structural Diseases Branch in the NHLBI's Division of Cardiovascular Sciences and coauthor of the paper.
Learn more about this research and congenital heart disease here.