Episode 12: TGen Talks — Tracking Neurodegenerative Disorders With Biomarkers
In medicine, a biomarker is anything used to determine the presence or development of a particular disease or biological state. They can be used to determine if an injury or disease has occurred, or even if a therapy is working. In this episode, Dr. Kendall Van Keuren-Jensen
, a Professor in TGen Neurogenomics Division and Co-Director of TGen’s Center for Noninvasive Diagnostics, discusses how her team is working on ways to use biomarkers — in this case the molecular readout of RNA — as a non-invasive method for studying and treating complex diseases, such as those that affect the nervous system.