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Sep 29, 2020

States apart, two brothers' medical mysteries solved through genetic testing

By Colette Gallagher @colettegallagher
By Noelle Schon When El Paso, Texas resident Leticia “Letty” Gutierrez met her husband David, she knew he was one in a million. The two have been married for 28 years and built a life together with three kids. Letty, a high school English teacher, says she was especially attracted to [...]
States apart, two brothers' medical mysteries solved through genetic testing
Sep 15, 2020

Mayo scientists develop mathematical index to distinguish healthy microbiome from diseased

By Susan Murphy @susanmurphy
What causes some people to develop chronic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, cancer and metabolic syndrome while others stay healthy? A major clue could be found in their gut microbiome — the trillions of microbes living inside the digestive system that regulate various bodily functions. To utilize the huge population of [...]
Mayo scientists develop mathematical index to distinguish healthy microbiome from diseased
Sep 10, 2020

Mayo Clinic researcher finds potential target to control rare genetic disease that strikes in teen years

By Susan Murphy @susanmurphy
Patients with a rare genetic disease called familial adenomatous polyposis, (FAP), often face debilitating challenges. Typically striking in the early teenage years, FAP is characterized by hundreds to thousands of tiny polyps forming in the colon and rectum and leading to a nearly 100% percent likelihood that they will get [...]
Mayo Clinic researcher finds potential target to control rare genetic disease that strikes in teen years
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