genomic medicine

February 2, 2023

A rare genetic cause for a common medical condition

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

By Michael Clayton Genetic testing for inherited conditions is performed on a patient’s DNA taken from either blood, saliva or, rarely, skin biopsy. This information from a person’s DNA can provide diagnostic workup of rare inherited conditions. And together with a comprehensive personal and family history, it can help patients understand how a genetic disorder may affect them and their family. Diagnosed with diabetes more […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, gene sequencing, genomics, personalized medicine


January 10, 2023

Mayo Clinic Laboratories and Helix collaborate to provide comprehensive suite of laboratory services to biopharma customers

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher (@colettegallagher)

Mayo Clinic Laboratories, a leading reference laboratory, and Helix, the nation’s leading population genomics and viral surveillance company, today announced a new strategic collaboration that will provide biopharma customers access to a comprehensive joint laboratory offering for research and development initiatives across the drug development lifecycle.  The offering will include a full spectrum of testing […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, genomic medicine, genomics, individualized medicine, mayo clinic


January 10, 2023

Accelerating microbiome research in endometrial cancer

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

By Alumni Magazine Marina Walther-Antonio, Ph.D., Departments of Surgery and Obstetrics and Gynecology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, is a pioneer in studying the role of the microbiome in women’s health. Dr. Walther-Antonio is also Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Science and an assistant professor in the Mayo Clinic College […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, Dr. Marina Walther-Antonio, Endometrial cancer, genomic medicine


December 28, 2022

3 impactful Mayo Clinic cancer research studies of 2022

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

In 2022, Mayo Clinic physicians and scientists interrogated the genome, exome, proteome, epigenome, exposome, transcriptome and more with remarkable depth to shed new light on the hidden biological signatures of cancer. Using artificial intelligence and a wealth of multi-omics data, the pioneering teams of researchers worked side by side to pave a path for potential […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, Genetics, genomic medicine, personalized medicine


December 22, 2022

Genetic counseling after cancer diagnosis

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

By Cynthia Weiss DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer two months ago. My oncologist recommended that I undergo genetic testing as part of the treatment plan. Why is this recommended since I already have cancer? What is the benefit of testing? And what information will it provide? ANSWER: Genetic counseling can be an important part […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, DNA Testing, gene sequencing, Genetics, genomics, personalized medicine


December 16, 2022

NIH’s All of Us Research Program returns health-related DNA results to participants

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher (@colettegallagher)

The National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) All of Us Research Program has begun returning personalized health-related DNA results to more than 155,000 participants. The reports detail whether participants have an increased risk for specific health conditions and how their bodies might process certain medications. The All of Us Research Program collects participants’ blood, urine, and saliva samples. These biosamples […]

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Tags: All of Us Research Program, center for individualized medicine, Genetics, mayo clinic, medical research, National Institutes of Health


December 6, 2022

Mayo Clinic solves genetic mystery of woman’s lifelong ultra-rare disease

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

For nearly five decades, Patti Schultz’s life was defined by mysterious and debilitating health conditions that caused her to feel isolated and discouraged.   Her whirlwind of medical appointments started the day she was born, as a 2-pound preemie. Throughout her childhood, one doctor after the next was baffled by her joint pains, selective mutism, distinctive […]

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Tags: #Dr. Lisa Schimmenti, center for individualized medicine, gene sequencing, genomics, medical research


December 2, 2022

The future will be personalized: Accelerating microbiome research

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

By Mayo Clinic Alumni Magazine contributor We’re in the midst of a microbiome research epidemic, according to Purna Kashyap, M.B.B.S., co-associate director of the Microbiome Program in the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine. “We started early and are pushing hard,” says Dr. Kashyap. “We’re one of the top accelerators in the field and are well poised to move microbiome research findings […]

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Tags: Dr. Nicholas Chia, Dr. Purna Kashyap


November 22, 2022

Gather your family health history this Thanksgiving; it could save your life

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Thanksgiving Day marks Family Health History Day, an annual national public health campaign to encourage people to better understand what health characteristics run in their families. Has your mother, sister or grandmother had breast or ovarian cancer? Has your father had prostate cancer? Is there a history of colon cancer, diabetes or high cholesterol in your family? If so, you also could be at risk.

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, DNA Testing, Genetics, genomic medicine


November 10, 2022

Multi-omics: A new model for identifying biomarkers to predict severe COVID-19 outcomes 

By Chris Bahnsen Chris Bahnsen (@cjbahnsen)

In a groundbreaking study published in The Lancet Digital Health, Mayo Clinic investigators have developed a multiomic molecular method to predict clinical COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) outcomes better than traditional cytokines. Using a machine-learning-based prediction model, the team identified 102 biomarkers, which include several novel cytokines and other proteins, lipids, and metabolites. The discovery may help clinicians reliably […]

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Tags: covid-19


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