Items Tagged ‘Genetics’

August 10th, 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 the brain, spinal cord and […]

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Tags: #Center for Individualized Mediicine, #rare diseases, Dr. Dusica Babovic-Vuksanovic, Genetics, genomics, mayo clinic, neurofibromatosis


October 6th, 2016

Individualizing Medicine Conference 2016: Day 2 Morning Session Recap

By Sharon Rosen shr02

Sharing research, clinical practice insights and networking continued at the second day of Individualizing Medicine 2016: Advancing Care Through Genomics, a conference sponsored by the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine. The 100,000 Genomes Project Mark Caulfield, FMedSci., opened the morning session with an update about the 100,000 Genomes Project, the United Kingdom’s version of the […]

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Tags: #ASD, #CIMCon16, #Mark Caulfield, #PrecisionMedicine, 100 000 Genomes Project, autism, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Stephen Scherer, Genetics, Genomics England, mayo clinic


Upper Midwest Clinical Genetics Conference and the Minnesota Neurofibromatosis Symposium

June 17th, 2016

Upper Midwest Clinical Genetics Conference and the Minnesota Neurofibromatosis Symposium

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

The fifth annual Upper Midwest Clinical Genetics Conference and the Minnesota Neurofibromatosis Symposium will be held October 7, 2016, in Rochester, Minnesota. This is an opportunity to build on the understanding of the current research related to the diagnosis and management of genetic diseases, and a chance to network and share clinical research with colleagues. […]

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Tags: #CIMCon16, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Louanne Hudgins, Dr. Marshall Summar, Genetics, IM Conference, individualized medicine, Individualized Medicine Conference 2016, Minnesota Neurofibromatosis Symposium, neurofibromatosis, Precision Medicine, Upper Midwest Clinical Genetics Conference


Florida Scientist to Receive International Award for Advances in Dementia Research

April 8th, 2016

Florida Scientist to Receive International Award for Advances in Dementia Research

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

Brilliant work is being done in genomic medicine throughout many areas of research at Mayo Clinic.  Not all of it originates at the Center for Individualized Medicine.  It crosses nearly all the departments and involves many physicians and researchers.  From time to time, we try to highlight some of this important work here on the […]

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Tags: Alzheimer’s disease, center for individualized medicine, dementia, Dr. Rosa Rademakers, Genetic Testing, Genetics, Potamkin Prize


March 23rd, 2016

New Mayo Clinic Department of Clinical Genomics

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

Genetics. Genomics. The terms sound alike, and they are often used interchangeably. Both play roles in health and disease. But there are some important distinctions between genetics and genomics. Genetics is the study of heredity, of how individual traits — such as red hair or cystic fibrosis — are transmitted from one generation to the […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, Department of Clinical Genomics, Department of Medical Genetics, Dr. Dusica Babovic-Vuksanovic, Dr. Keith Stewart, Genetics, genomics


December 11th, 2015

CIM’s Katherine Burbank Receives ISONG’s Founders Award

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

Nurses have been called the beating heart of our medical system by President Barack Obama. With advances in genetics and genomics being translated into practice every day, the demand is growing for nurses to bring their considerable skills and expertise to genomic medicine. One genetic nurse who is doing that at an exemplary level is […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, Founder Award, Genetic nursing, Genetics, International Society of Nursing Genetics, ISONG, Katherine Burbank, Katie Burbank


August 18th, 2015

Mayo Clinic Joins Illumina, Warburg Pincus, and Sutter Hill Ventures to Form Helix to Accelerate Consumer Adoption of Genomics

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

The Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine will educate consumers on their genetic data The Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine is collaborating with Helix, a new company based in San Francisco, to develop applications initially focused on educating consumers about their genetic data and health-related information. Helix aims to empower consumers to discover insights […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, Dr. Keith Stewart, genetic education, Genetics, Helix, Illumina, individualized medicine, personalized medicine, Precision Medicine, Sutter Hill Venture, Warburg Pincus


Center for Individualized Medicine Represented at International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories

May 4th, 2015

Center for Individualized Medicine Represented at International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

When the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER) convenes this week for its annual meeting, members will hear from two Mayo Clinic speakers on its biobank repository and be able to visit with representatives on how the Biobank may be able to help their research needs. ISBER is the largest international forum that […]

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Tags: Biobank, Biorepositories, center for individualized medicine, Genetics, individualized medicine, Precision Medicine


May 1st, 2015

“Patients Need Cutting-Edge Research”

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

“Patients need cutting-edge research,” Mayo Clinic vice president and Mayo Clinic Arizona CEO Wyatt Decker, M.D., said after speaking to a full auditorium at the Milken Institute Global Conference this week. Dr. Decker spoke as part of a panel of experts on the topic of “Breakthrough Medicine: Will Finding a Cure Be Just the Start […]

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Tags: cancer, center for individualized medicine, Genetics, individualized medicine, personalized medicine, Precision Medicine, whole genome sequencing, Wyatt Decker MD


April 26th, 2015

Does Precision Medicine Hold “Cure” for Cancer? Mayo Clinic’s Wyatt Decker, M.D., Joins Experts to Discuss

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

Earlier this year, President Barack Obama called for a $215 million dollar investment in precision medicine with $70 million of that focused on National Cancer Institute activities to use genomics to improve cancer treatment. Mayo Clinic has been at the forefront of an individualized medicine strategy using state-of-the-art genomics, pharmacogenomics and other approaches for some […]

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Tags: cancer, Genetics, Genome Sequencing, individualized medicine, mayo clinic, personalized medicine, Wyatt Decker MD


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