Aug 15, 2017

A lifesaving discovery – what one physician learned from his genetic test results

By Sharon Rosen @shr02
When Michael Stephens, M.D. joined other researchers in Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine in having their genomes sequenced, he expected to learn a few minor facts. But, what he found was a major health issue that had been hidden in his genes. Test results revealed Dr. Stephens had a genetic [...]
A lifesaving discovery – what one physician learned from his genetic test results
Aug 10, 2017

Genetic tests + coordinated care + research = hope for patients with a genetic neurological disease

By susanbuckles @susanbuckles
Life with an inherited disease sometimes brings unexpected twists and turns. Five-year-old Gus Erickson has navigated the gyrations with the help of Mayo Clinic’s Neurofibromatosis Clinic. Neurofibromatosis (NF) is a genetic disorder that causes tumors to form on nerve tissue. Those tumors can develop anywhere in the nervous system, including [...]
Genetic tests + coordinated care + research = hope for patients with a genetic neurological disease
Aug 8, 2017

All of Us Research Program: An Update from Eric Dishman, NIH

By Sharon Rosen @shr02
For Eric Dishman, “precision medicine” is not an abstract concept – it is part of his personal story and his mission to improve medical care. Diagnosed with a rare kidney cancer at age 19, Dishman underwent 23 years of treatment that included chemotherapy, radiation and immunotherapy before genetic testing revealed [...]
All of Us Research Program: An Update from Eric Dishman, NIH

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