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August 20, 2019

Genomics and computer science intersect to improve patient care

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Computational genomics is a field that brings high-performance computing resources to drive precision medicine research toward new discoveries. However, when over 50 Mayo Clinic physicians, researchers and students gathered in June to participate in the Computational Genomics Course, the emphasis was on the needs of the patient. The annual week-long intensive course is sponsored by […]

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Tags: #CIMCon19, #computational genomics, #Mayo Clinic and Illinois Alliance for Technology-Based Healthcare, #Michael Kalmbach, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Justin Nguyen, Dr. Nidhi Jalan Sakrikar, Dr. Timothy Curry, mayo clinic, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


July 30, 2019

Community voices guide use of biobank samples in research

By 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


July 23, 2019

From ancestry to health traits – how do I know if genetic testing may be right for me?

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Article by Shannon Wieloch Last month we posted a blog on helpful tips to know before taking a DNA test. In part II of this topic, we delve deeper into the types of genetic testing commonly available to help you decide what type of testing may be right for you. Some genetic tests inform you […]

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Tags: #disease risk, #drug-gene reactions, #Genetic diseases, #hereditary diseases, ancestry, at home DNA tests, carrier screening, center for individualized medicine, direct-to-consumer genetic tests, dna test, Genetic Counseling, Genetic Counselor


July 16, 2019

Kentucky community hospital develops precision medicine program with help from Mayo Clinic

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Article by Rachel Guibert and Alyson Gonzalez When staff at St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Kentucky — a Mayo Clinic Care Network member — decided that they wanted to bring precision medicine to their patients, they turned to Mayo Clinic for help. “We’re a community hospital that doesn’t have the deep resources academically, and in order […]

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Tags: ActX, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Eric Matey, Dr. Mark Larson, genetic screening service, Genetic Testing, health care consulting, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Care Network, Mayo Clinic Individualizing Medicine Conference, St. Elizabeth Heathcare


June 17, 2019

Considering a DNA test? Helpful tips before you take the plunge

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Article by Shannon Wieloch The availability of genetic testing has exploded. You hear about it on television, the radio and the internet. Family members are verifying age-old stories of their ancestry. Co-workers are talking about the genes that predispose them to weigh 12% less than average. With everyone doing it, a consumer may think, “Well, […]

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Tags: #direct-to-consumer genetic testing, #disease risk, #drug-gene interactions, carrier screening, center for individualized medicine, data privacy, diagnostic tests, Genetic Testing, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic GeneGuide


May 29, 2019

Individualizing Medicine 2019 Conference – practical precision cancer care approaches for your patients

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Amidst the demands of providing care for patients with cancer, it can be challenging for oncologists and their care teams to keep up with the rapidly evolving field of genomics. Practical ways to apply the latest precision medicine discoveries is the focus of this year’s Individualizing Medicine Conference: Precision Cancer Care through Immunotherapy and Genomics, […]

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Tags: #CAR T-cell therapy, #CIMCon19, biliary cancer, breast cancer, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Alan Bryce, familial cancer syndromes, hematologic cancers, immunotherapies, Individualizing Medicine Conference 2019, Lung Cancer, lymphoma


February 21, 2019

Once a patient, now a research fellow: Kelsey Stuttgen, Ph.D. is paying compassion forward

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

One minute the young girl was skiing; the next she had fallen, had severe pain in her leg and was rushed to the hospital. It could have been a scary time filled with questions about the road ahead. But for Kelsey Stuttgen, Ph.D., the compassionate care delivered by her orthopedic surgeon and care team at […]

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Tags: #Dr. Edward Hicks, #Dr. Kelsey Stuttgen, #Mayo Clinic Biomedical Ethics Research Program, Bioethics, Genetic Testing, genomics, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine


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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