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December 31, 2018

The growing role of genetic nurses: educating, empowering patients

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

As genetic sequencing has become faster and cheaper, more people are considering predictive genetic testing to identify their future risk for disease, with the goal of taking charge of their health. Yet many face the challenge of understanding which genetic testing option would fit their health goals. While genetic counselors have traditionally helped patients through […]

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Tags: #Corinne Berg, #genetic counselor shortage, #genetic nurses, #Genetics education, #hereditary diseases, #hereditary heart disease, #predictive genomics, #preemptive pharmacogenomics, #Therese Hughes, DNA Testing, Genetic Counselors, genomics


December 24, 2018

The priceless gift of knowing your family health history

By Colette Gallagher colettegallagher

With New Year’s resolutions right around the corner, it is likely one of your resolutions will be focused on your health. Most of us want to eat healthier foods, exercise more, lose weight, and reduce stress. But, have you ever considered diving deeper into understanding your health conditions and how your DNA—your very own genetic […]

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Tags: #PrecisionMedicine, DNA Sequencing, dna test, genomics education, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine


October 1, 2018

Mayo Clinic GeneGuide DNA testing application provides genetic testing, insights backed by Mayo Clinic expertise

By Colette Gallagher colettegallagher

Today Mayo Clinic launched a new effort to raise awareness for genetic testing and how that may affect health and risk for disease. Mayo Clinic GeneGuide combines genetic testing with a web-based educational application to help consumers understand information about their own genetic background. “The Mayo Clinic GeneGuide app puts a wealth of information at […]

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August 20, 2018

Preparing the next generation – interns engaged in precision medicine research

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

When Zachary Stephens started his summer internship at Mayo Clinic in 2013, he was thrust into a world where solving big data challenges can lead to more individualized care for patients. As a graduate student in electrical and computer engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, he was used to developing computer models to analyze […]

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Tags: #CIMCon18, #Dr. Jean Pierre Kocher, #information technology, #IT, #Mayo Clinic & Illinois Alliance for Technology-based Healthcare, #Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, #medical education, #summer undergraduate research fellowship, #University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (Illinois), #Zachary Stephens, Bioinformatics, Caer Rohrer Vitek


May 8, 2018

Training precision medicine leaders of tomorrow

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

Amid an aura of enthusiasm, curiosity and fresh thinking, some Mayo Clinic School of Medicine students discuss medicine of the future. Their lunchtime topic centers on precision medicine. For one week they are taking an up-close and intense look at topics like the microbiome, pharmacogenomics, clinomics, epigenomics, biomarker discovery and bioethics.  It’s part of their […]

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Tags: #Genomic education, #Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, Dr. Timothy Curry, individualized medicine, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine


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