Dec 12, 2017

4 key things to know about the possibilities, pitfalls of gene editing

By susanbuckles @susanbuckles
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Gene editing has captivated scientists and medical providers with tantalizing visions of wiping out debilitating inherited diseases. Could conditions like Huntington’s disease, for example, be cured by using a tool that acts as a "molecular scissors" to remove and replace disease-causing DNA? Or, would gene editing tempt [...]
4 key things to know about the possibilities, pitfalls of gene editing
Dec 7, 2017

Microbiome emerges at the frontier of precision medicine

By Colette Gallagher @colettegallagher
Our genes help determine what makes us unique, such as our eye color, height and whether we are left- or right-handed. But did you know that you also have a unique community of bacteria that live in and on your body, known as your microbiome? Research has shown that a [...]
Microbiome emerges at the frontier of precision medicine
Nov 30, 2017

3 ways Mayo Clinic is advancing individualized approaches to breast cancer treatment

By Sharon Rosen @sharonhrosen
By Sharon Rosen and Susan Buckles Approximately one out of eight American women will develop breast cancer during their lifetime. In the U.S., it is estimated that more than 315,000 women will be diagnosed this year with breast cancer. While statistics show fewer women are dying from the disease, breast [...]
3 ways Mayo Clinic is advancing individualized approaches to breast cancer treatment

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