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Published on Feb 26, 2011
Part 1: Author of " Eight Fingers and Eight Toes", Debbie Jorde and her two children, Heather and Logan Madsen, talked to medical students at the University of Utah School of Medicine, taught by Dr. Lynn Jorde, on Feb 24, 2011. Debbie talks about her experiences birthing her two children born with Miller syndrome, a visible and physically disabling disorder that affects only 30 people who have been documented in the world's medical literature. They are the first family ever to have their genome sequenced. Scientists discovered the genes that cause Miller syndrome and also a gene that causes Heather and Logan's lung disease, Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia, PCD. The chances of Heather and Logan both getting both of these diseases is only 1 in 10 billion. Heather is a writer and Logan is an artist. Debbie wrote the book, "Eight Fingers and Eight Toes" to inspire other people and share lessons she has learned. See her blog at: blog.debbiejorde.com. Book available in University of Utah book stores, amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, by order at Barnes and Noble stores, ebooks available at same sites and ibook, audio available at learnoutloud.com.