Meet Sharon Terry, a former college chaplain and stay-at-home mom who took the medical research world by storm when her two young children were diagnosed with a rare disease known as pseudoxanthoma elasticum (PXE). In this knockout talk, Terry explains how she and her husband became citizen scientists, working midnight shifts at the lab to find the gene behind PXE and establishing mandates that require researchers to share biological samples and work together.
The Francis Crick Institute is an interdisciplinary medical research institute.
The Crick is dedicated to researching the science underlying health and disease, turning discoveries into treatments to improve lives. Free exhibitions & events.
Learn about the technology and biology behind a better fight against cancer, including 3D-printed oncolytic viruses and nano robots.