Items Tagged ‘DNA Sequencing’

July 18th, 2017

Will health care improve if everybody has their DNA sequenced?

By Sharon Rosen shr02

Rapid advances in genomic testing have led to better screening and individualized treatments for many diseases, including rare genetic disorders and cancer. Now that genetic testing is becoming faster and less expensive, should it become part of routine medical care for healthy people? Should everyone have their DNA sequenced to learn the medically informative code […]

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Tags: #big data challenges, #CIMCon17, #genomic data analysis, #Individualizing Medicine 2017, center for individualized medicine, DNA Sequencing, Dr. Keith Stewart, Genetic Testing, genomics, Healthcare, mayo clinic, medical research


July 7th, 2017

Educating the next generation of innovators to usher in the genomic age of medicine

By Sharon Rosen shr02

By Susan Buckles Bright and eager minds are being primed to tackle the big data challenge that comes with genomic medicine. The Computational Genomics class, a collaboration between Mayo Clinic and the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (Illinois), is aimed at developing a workforce with skills to more quickly, cheaply, and efficiently analyze, interpret, […]

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Tags: #Biostatistics, #genetic data analysis, #Genomic analysis, #Mayo Clinic & Illinois Alliance for Technology-based Healthcare, #Mayo-Illinois Computational Genomics Course, Bioinformatics, center for individualized medicine, DNA Sequencing, Epigenomics, Genomic Sequencing, mayo clinic, medical research


July 3rd, 2017

Trying to quit smoking? Genetics may help find the right plan for success

By Sharon Rosen shr02

After trying different methods, why do many people have difficulty quitting smoking? That’s a question Rachel Tyndale, Ph.D., is asking as part of her research into smoking cessation therapy. As senior scientist and head of the Pharmacogenetics Lab in the Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute at University of Toronto, Dr. Tyndale is using molecular […]

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Tags: #CIMCon17, #DNA analysis, #Dr. J. Steven Leeder, #Dr. Rachel Tyndale, #drug-gene reactions, #Individualizing Medicine 2017, #preemptive pharmacogenomics, #smoking cessation, center for individualized medicine, DNA Sequencing, Dr. Eric Matey, Dr. Liewei Wang


May 25th, 2017

The patient perspective: seeking answers with genetic testing

By Sharon Rosen shr02

Many patients and their families search for years for answers to undiagnosed medical conditions, hoping for a diagnosis and treatment to help relieve often debilitating symptoms. Some of these patients may be candidates for whole exome sequencing, a genetic test that looks at the estimated 20,000 genes that may give us an answer to the […]

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Tags: #rare diseases, #rare genetic diseases, center for individualized medicine, DNA Sequencing, Genetic Counseling, Genetic Testing, mayo clinic, Teresa Kruisselbrink, whole exome sequencing


May 19th, 2017

Personalized care for aggressive breast cancers: 4 steps forward from the BEAUTY study

By Sharon Rosen shr02

Chemotherapy substantially reduces the chance that certain types of breast cancer will return or spread to other parts of the body and improves survival. Chemotherapy before surgery is a standard approach to treat women with aggressive breast cancer. However, chemotherapy does not shrink tumors in all women. Mayo Clinic researchers are turning to genomic sequencing […]

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Tags: #aggressive breast cancer, #chemotherapy-resistant cancer, #patient derived xenografts, #PDX, #personalized therapies, #xenografts, Beauty Study, biomarkers, breast cancer, center for individualized medicine, chemotherapy, DNA Sequencing


December 27th, 2016

4 tips for patients seeking individualized medicine

By Sharon Rosen shr02

By Susan Buckles, Public Affairs The promise of precision medicine is becoming a reality as more doctors bring individualized therapies to the bedside. You or a family member could benefit if you suffer from illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, a rare undiagnosed disease or a genetics-based condition.  Individualized medicine, also known as precision or […]

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Tags: #Center for Individualized Mediicine, #Patient care, DNA Sequencing, Dr. Keith Stewart, Genetic Testing, individualized medicine, mayo clinic, medical research, personalized medicine, Precision Medicine


November 29th, 2016

4 ways individualized medicine can be applied immediately to patient care

By Sharon Rosen shr02

By Susan Buckles, Public Affairs Individualized medicine is no longer the lore of science fiction. It is offering new hope for patients with cancer, heart disease, depression and rare diseases for which there historically have been no diagnosis or treatment. And that’s just the beginning. Individualized medicine, also known as precision or personalized medicine, is […]

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Tags: #DNA analysis, #individualized mediicne, #PrecisionMedicine, center for individualized medicine, DNA Sequencing, Dr. Keith Stewart, mayo clinic, personalized medicine, pharmacogenomics


October 14th, 2016

Microbiome: All You Need is Bugs

By Sharon Rosen shr02

  We each have our own unique set of bugs – or community of bacteria within and on our bodies, called the microbiome, that help keep us healthy. Researchers have discovered that changes in the microbiome – either from disease or environmental factors – can cause illness. “Microbiome: All You Need is Bugs,” a workshop […]

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Tags: #C. diff., #CIMCon16, #Colon cancer screening, #Dr. Federico Rey, #Dr. Jonathan Swann, #Dr. Patrick Schloss, #Microbiome research, center for individualized medicine, colon cancer, Crohns Disease, DNA Sequencing, Dr. Purna Kashyap


October 11th, 2016

New biomarker discovery approaches to improve patient care

By susanbuckles susanbuckles

Biomarkers are an important measure of health and disease that can help doctors understand how to more effectively treat cancerous tumors. The topic of TIGER-Bio, a new approach to biomarker discovery, came into the spotlight in a workshop on the final morning of Individualizing Medicine 2016: Advancing Care through Genomics, The session, TIGER-Bio: The Integrated […]

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Tags: #3-D genomic models, #bomarker discovery, #Dr. Mark Truty, #Dr. Minetta Liu, #Dr. Mitesh Borad, #liquid biopsies, #xenograph models, Cancer Research, center for individualized medicine, DNA Sequencing, Dr. George Vasmatzis, Genomic Research


October 3rd, 2016

Precision Medicine Research and Patient Care Converge at #CIMCon16

By Sharon Rosen shr02

We are at a crossroads in precision medicine – a time that is right for moving new genomic discoveries from the laboratory to patient care. This week, leading researchers, clinicians and biotechnology innovators will convene to talk about how advances in genomics can be placed into the hands of practicing physicians at Individualizing Medicine 2016: […]

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Tags: #CIMCon16, #Consumer genomics, #DNA analysis, #DNA sequencing costs, #Genomics research, #Individualized Medicine 2016: Advancing Care Through Genomics, #Patient care, #PrecisionMedicine, center for individualized medicine, DNA Sequencing, individualized medicine, mayo clinic


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