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January 28, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Individualized care for psychiatric disorders — Mayo Clinic Biobank + genetic testing could pave the way

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen (@sharonhrosen)

Patients suffering from depression, anxiety and substance use disorders often search for years to find treatment. Studies have shown that during this time gap, patients’ symptoms worsen, increasing their risk for other chronic illnesses, shortened lifespan and poor quality of life. Mayo Clinic statistical geneticist Joanna Biernacka, Ph.D. and her colleagues are working to change […]

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Tags: #Mayo Clinic Biobank, anxiety, center for individualized medicine, depression, Genetic Testing, genomics, Joanna Biernacka, mayo clinic, Project Generation, psychiatric disorders, risk score, substance abuse disorder


January 9, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic to sequence 100K participants to build genomic database for improved care and research in collaboration with Helix

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher (@colettegallagher)

Mayo Clinic is creating a library of genomic sequencing data on 100,000 consented Mayo Clinic participants to advance research and patient care. “We believe that whole exome sequencing has the potential to reveal predispositions to health problems and enable earlier use of preventive measures throughout a person’s lifespan,” says  Keith Stewart, M.B., Ch.B., Carlson and […]

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July 30, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Community voices guide use of biobank samples in research

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen (@sharonhrosen)

Article by Caitlin Doran Mayo Clinic supports biobanks — large collections of patient biological samples—near each of its three campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota, with the goal of advancing research to broaden the understanding of health and disease. Paired with each biobank, Mayo fields a community advisory board (CAB), whose members are recruited from […]

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Tags: #Arizona State University, #Bioethics at the Cinema, #Center for Individualized Medicine Bioethics Program, #Mayo Clinic Biobank, #Mountain Park Health Center, #Rochester Public Library, #Sangre Por Salud Biobank, Barry Hall, Bioethics, center for individualized medicine, Community Advisory Boards, community outreach


June 28, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Can BioBanks Help Close Gaps in Health Outcomes?

By Barbara J. Toman Barbara J. Toman (@barbaratoman)

By definition, personalized medicine requires diversity. One-size-fits-all doesn’t work for every individual, especially members of groups that are medically underserved. In collaboration with Arizona State University and Mountain Park Health Center (MPHC) in Phoenix, Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine has created a biobank to enhance the diversity of Mayo’s medical research. Sangre Por Salud (Spanish for […]

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Tags: #Arizona State University, #diabetes, #disease risk, #Dr. Richard Caselli, #Giovanna Moreno Garzon, #Health Disparities, #high blood pressure, #Mayo Clinic Biobank, #Mountain Park Health Center, #obesity, #Sangre Por Salud, #underserved populations


May 15, 2019 · Leave a Comment

One year in, All of Us Research Program makes strides in diverse health research

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher (@colettegallagher)

For far too long, biomedical research has been based on a small subset of the United States population, leading to prevention and treatment methods that are often one-size-fits-all. To address this issue, the National Institutes of Health All of Us Research Program is working to build a cohort of one million or more participant partners […]

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Tags: All of Us Research Program, Dr. Mine Cicek, Dr. Stephen Thibodeau, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, National Institutes of Health


September 17, 2018 · Leave a Comment

CIMCON18 — how genomics discovery is transforming individualized care and the path forward

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen (@sharonhrosen)

Mining information deeper than genomics, understanding factors linked to disease, analyzing big data, and addressing the challenges of bringing all this information together to advance patient care – these were some of the themes featured at the Individualizing Medicine Conference: Advancing Care through Genomics held in Rochester, Minnesota, Sept. 12-13, and sponsored by the Mayo […]

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Tags: #All of Us Research Program biobank, #CAR T-cell therapy, #CIMCon18, #Dr. Eric Green, #Dr. Gabriel Krestin, #Dr. Manolis Kellis, #Dr. Michael Berger, #Dr. Nancy Cox, #Dr. Yi Lin, #Genomic data, All of Us Research Program, center for individualized medicine


September 4, 2018 · Leave a Comment

Preemptive genetic testing: could it help you take charge of your health?

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen (@sharonhrosen)

A blood pressure check, an immunization and a cholesterol test – these are all parts of your routine medical care. Someday, a genetic test to identify your risk for developing disease may also be added to the list. In fact, researchers believe that day is fast approaching thanks to the rapid advances in genomic medicine. […]

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Tags: #CIMCon18, #DNA sequencing tests, #Mayo Clinic Biobank, #pre-emptive genetic testing, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Konstantinos Lazaridis, Genetic Testing, mayo clinic, medical research, whole genome sequencing


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