The Promise of Precision Health: Sienna’s Story

Published: September 25th 2017

Orphan (rare) disease are a group of genetic diseases that collectively affect 1 in 12 Canadians. Now, gene discovery is offering new hope for new therapies. A new video by Genome Canada tells the story of Sienna, a rare disease patient in Kingston, Ontario whose condition – a rare form of epilepsy – is better managed thanks to research funded by Genome Canada and partners. The story illustrates the power and promise of precision health, fueled by Canadian genomics research.