Scientists have developed a molecular “clock” that could reshape how pediatricians measure and monitor childhood growth and potentially allow for an earlier diagnosis of life-altering development disorders. The research, published this week in PNAS, describes how the addition of chemical tags to DNA over time can potentially be used to screen for developmental differences and health problems in children.
The research community at BC Children's Hospital is committed to the research education needs of undergraduate and medical students.
Each year, our Summer Student Research Program provides students with the opportunity to complete a basic science or clinical research project and participate in a research education program. Students are supervised by word-class researchers in the area of biomedical, clinical, population and health sciences from BC Children's Hospital or BC Women's Hospital & Health Centre.
Throughout the year, faculty members may also hire students through a university-affiliated work study, directed study or co-op program. This provides students an opportunity to work in a professional environment and develop key career skills. For information, contact your university career center.
Want to know more? Please contact the Research Education Office at 604-875-2000 ext. 5397 or email@example.com.