Our Research

We provide affordable and effective treatment options for children with genetic illnesses through advanced genomic testing and uniquely personalized care, while contributing pioneering breakthroughs in genomic medical research worldwide.

By researching rare genetic mutations within the Lancaster County Amish and Mennonite communities, we are able to bridge the gap between genomic research and the application of practical, patient focused medicine. Ultimately, we are dedicated to the idea that advanced molecular genetic techniques can be integrated into local medical care to reduce childhood death, disability, and chronic illness.

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Published Papers

We collaborate with other researchers and scientists frequently in order to participate in furthering scholarly research on causes and treatments of rare genetic diseases. In more than 20 years, we’ve published over 80 peer-reviewed articles, with 10 in 2015.

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Diseases & Mutations

Because the human genome is so complex and our genetic sequence could go awry in so many different ways, we must work to understand and treat many types of genetic illnesses. We treat over 150 known disorders including MSUD, GA-1, and propionic acidemia.

What we’re treating

Clinical Services

We offer a variety of services for children with genetic illnesses. We do preventative testing of newborns, as well as treatment of newborns that have a high risk of disability due to genetic predisposition. We also diagnosis children already suffering from genetic diseases, while working to provide treatments that ease suffering for the child and family alike.

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Translational Medicine

At the clinic, we practice a unique form of medicine that integrates advanced genetic research and practical care. Each patient we treat receives highly personalized care that is grounded in genomic testing. We search for the best treatment for the patient and their unique needs.

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Lab Services, Requirements & Forms

Our CLIA-certified biomedical and molecular genetics laboratory provides various assays, including amino acid analysis, real-time molecular diagnostic testing, molecular cytogenetic analysis, and exploratory gene mapping.

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Fellowships & Internships

Because we are working with a highly unique population, we often contribute to advances in medical and scientific understandings of what causes genetic illnesses in the wider human population. We work with motivated college or graduate students with an interest in our body of research, our unique method of providing treatment, or the unique community we serve.

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Help us to continue to provide patients with timely, affordable and effective care!

Our clinic serves as a trusted medical home for families working to prevent and treat genetic illness in their children. Serving predominantly Amish and Mennonite families, the sturdy, timber-framed building was "raised" by the hands of those in the Anabaptist community outside of Strasburg, PA. Inside the clinic is filled with an array of high-tech gene sequencing that allows us to deliver state of the art care in a nurturing environment.

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