Nov 14, 2019

Genetic counselors offer a human experience, guidance for patients

By Sharon Rosen @sharonhrosen
On Thursday, November 14, we celebrated Genetic Counselor Awareness Day to recognize the important role genetic counselors play in educating patients, physicians and the community on the continually advancing field of genetic testing. “Mayo Clinic genetic counselors are those members of the health care team who are specially trained to guide [...]
Genetic counselors offer a human experience, guidance for patients
Nov 4, 2019

Preparing the workforce of the future: students work side-by-side with Mayo researchers and physicians

By Sharon Rosen @sharonhrosen
This past summer, Monika Kizerwetter arrived on Mayo Clinic’s campus in Rochester, Minnesota, and Hsuan-Yu (Taylor) Chen came to Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus – each ready to work alongside leading medical researchers. But their experience extended far beyond the laboratory. They each saw firsthand how teams of researchers and physicians [...]
Preparing the workforce of the future: students work side-by-side with Mayo researchers and physicians
Oct 23, 2019

Finding the needle in the haystack: a tool for rare inherited diseases

By Barbara J. Toman @barbaratoman
Individualized medicine has had notable success in identifying DNA mutations that cause cancer. But rare inherited diseases pose an even bigger challenge. Like a needle in a haystack, the cause of a rare inherited disease is often deeply buried, in the DNA that comprises genes or controls their expression. Now [...]
Finding the needle in the haystack: a tool for rare inherited diseases

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