On-Demand Webinar: Discovering the Missing Link Between my Rare Disease and an Olympic Athlete

In this webinar, Jill Viles, an Iowa mother with no clinical training, shares her story of how she self-diagnosed her rare condition, a muscle-wasting disease caused by a mutation in the LMNA gene. She will also discuss how she discovered that a mutation in the same gene is the underlying cause for the excess muscle phenotype exhibited by Canadian Olympic hurdler Priscilla Lopes-Schliep.

Members of Congenica’s clinical team will also discuss their identification of a potential modifying gene, SMAD7, which may contribute to Jill’s alternative phenotype, and how these are being used to further research the cause of her disease.