Cynthia Powell, MD, MSProfessor of Pediatrics, Division of Genetics and Metabolism, UNC School of Medicine

Dr. Powell is a pediatric geneticist with expertise in hearing loss, newborn genetic screenings and rare diseases. Her research interests include:

  • The ethical, legal and social implications (ELSI) of genomics research as new technologies emerge and the field expands.
  • Improvement and implementation of advanced newborn screenings to identify rare diseases.
  • Easing disease burden for patients and families with rare disease, including hearing loss, Angelman syndrome and Prader-Willi syndrome.

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