In-Focus Podcast: Brian Mansfield PhD

This week, Avril welcomes Brian Mansfield, PhD from Foundation Fighting Blindness to the RI In-Focus podcast.

Brian is Chief Scientific Officer and Executive Vice President of Research with FFB and joins Avril to discuss the MyRetina tracker registry; a research database of people and families affected by rare inherited retinal degenerative diseases (IRDs), which is provided by FFB.

Brian explains the importance of knowing your genetic code and how the MyRetina tracker works to help people understand the condition that they live with. In this way, it helps to accelerate the discovery of treatments and cures for IRDs by sharing de-identified information within the research and clinical communities to enhance our understanding of the genes causing the disease, how the disease progresses and how it impacts people’s lives. For people that are interested in joining the registry, Brian also offers information so that you can get involved.

If you wish to enquire further about the registry, please contact:

Further information on Genetic Testing is available on the Foundation Fighting Blindness website:

Open Access Genetic Testing Program

General Genetic Testing Information


In-Focus Episode 12: Brian Mansfield, PhD

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