Native American Blessing Ceremony Opens New Genomics and Health Research LabCU Anschutz Today Feb 18, 2020
Perhaps the future of modern, transformative medicine begins with a bridge to the past.
“Our genes are as old as the universe – everything that proceeded us is now. In Navajo culture, the past is the now,” said Diné (Navajo) traditional healer David Begay, PhD.
Begay, an associate professor from the University of New Mexico, was recently invited to the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus by Katrina Claw, PhD, a Diné (Navajo) geneticist, to lead a Native American ceremony for Claw’s new genomics lab in the Division of Biomedical Informatics and Personalized Medicine.