A Late Diagnosis of Cutis Laxa and the Creation of ThinkGenetics

Dave and one of his younger sisters were both born with heart defects that required surgery. When Dave was 60, he was diagnosed with an aortic aneurysm. By this time, he had a daughter, Dawn Laney, who was a genetic counselor and professor at the Emory School of Medicine. With Dawn’s help, Dave finally arrived at a diagnosis of Cutis Laxa for both himself and his sister. Motivated to help patients receive a diagnosis faster, Dave leveraged his decades long career working with technology in healthcare and Dawn’s expertise in genetic counseling to co-found ThinkGenetic, Inc. and the ThinkGenetic Foundation. 

Dave was interviewed by guest host Kristina Inman, a second year genetic counseling student.

Cutis Laxa

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