Genome Canada: A Family Curse

Genome Canada

What if half the men in a family were dropping dead, and no one knew why? Journeyman worked with Genome Canada to tell the remarkable story of how genomics research lifted the veil on the illusive and often fatal genetic heart condition known as Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy (ARVC).

Discovering the gene that causes ARVC means people with the disease can now live 30 years longer on average. People like Newfoundland writer Chris Pelley, who shares his experience with ARVC and the kind of impact genomics research has had on his life.

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