Month: February 2018

Jim Plante Used His Personal Tragedy to Help Save Others

It is well-known that the early detection of disease helps to increase recovery rates and reduce the cost of treatment. It is also known that determining who is most at risk from developing certain conditions may make it possible to prevent the illness or at least make the people who need more aggressive screening aware of their risks. Finding the way to make this happen and making it accessible and affordable for all has been a challenge. Luckily, innovators like Jim Plante are solving this dilemma.

Realizing the Problem

It was a personal experience that made Plante aware of the need for affordable genetic testing. More than three decades ago his father was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease. The diagnosis came too late to prevent his father from suffering from kidney failure. Later, it was discovered that Jim also had the disease and would need to undergo transplant surgery to … Read the rest