genomic medicine

April 13, 2023

Targeted immunotherapy helps Florida woman beat Lynch syndrome-driven colon cancer

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara Cancer has always been a part of 44-year-old Katie Cunningham’s life. “We have an extensive family history of colon cancer on my dad’s side. We have a document going back to the 1800s,” says Katie. Katie and her family members have Lynch syndrome, an inherited condition that increases the risk of colon […]

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


April 5, 2023

New podcast: ‘Rapid Genome Sequencing’ 

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher (@colettegallagher)

Exercise is good for your brain, as is learning about precision medicine from renowned experts. Now you can do both at the same time. Get your headphones and tune in to the latest episode of Mayo Clinic’s new podcast: “The Pursuit of Precision: The Science Advancing Individualized Medicine.” April 5, Episode 4: ‘Rapid Genome Sequencing’  Cathy […]

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


March 28, 2023

Mayo Clinic doctor visits of the future could be powered by ‘omics’ research

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

To glimpse the future of medicine, step inside Mayo Clinic’s cutting-edge Center for Individualized Medicine. There, physicians, researchers, data scientists, artificial intelligence engineers and bioethicists are working side-by-side to investigate massive “omics” data sets. The innovative approach is the result of thousands of patients who are participating in omics-related research studies and clinical trials.  The […]

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Tags: Biomedical research, center for individualized medicine, Dr. John Presutti, gene sequencing, personalized medicine


March 22, 2023

New podcast: ‘Molecular Virology and Novel Therapeutics’

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher (@colettegallagher)

Looking for a new podcast for your commute or workout? Check out the latest episode of Mayo Clinic’s new podcast: “The Pursuit of Precision: The Science Advancing Individualized Medicine.” March 22, Episode 3: ‘Molecular Virology and Novel Therapeutics’  What are the challenges of dealing with viruses like COVID-19? Cathy Wurzer, a broadcast journalist from Minnesota Public […]

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


March 21, 2023

A big step forward, bringing DNA sequencing data to routine patient care

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher (@colettegallagher)

In 2020, the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine set out to create a library of genomic sequencing data of 100,000 consented Mayo Clinic participants by the end of 2024 to advance research and improve patient care. The genomic sequencing study is a year ahead of the plan — reaching over 71,000 participants.  “This is […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, gene sequencing, genomic medicine, mayo clinic


March 16, 2023

9 common questions about genetic testing for cancer

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

By Dan Lea Your genes play a role in nearly all areas of your health. A gene is like an instruction manual for your body that tells your body how to function, develop and stay healthy. People have about 20,000 genes in their bodies.   “Many health conditions have a genetic link,” says Breanna Mitchell, a genetic […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine


March 8, 2023

New podcast series: ‘Population Genomics’

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher (@colettegallagher)

Looking for something new and engaging to listen to on your ride to work? Check out the latest episode of Mayo Clinic’s new podcast: “The Pursuit of Precision: The Science Advancing Individualized Medicine.” March 8, Episode 2: ‘Population Genomics’ Did you know that any two human beings are 99.9% identical? Cathy Wurzer, a broadcast journalist from […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, gene sequencing, genomics, individualized medicine, mayo clinic


February 21, 2023

New podcast: ‘The Pursuit of Precision: The Science Advancing Individualized Medicine’

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher (@colettegallagher)

Download, listen and learn. A new podcast series focusing on in-depth conversations with researchers and physicians on discoveries and emerging science in precision medicine launched in February. Hear lively discussions between a Mayo Clinic colleague and guests from external institutions on population genomics, individualized vaccines, genome editing and more.   In the inaugural podcast episode “Exposomics […]

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February 6, 2023

Mayo researchers are moving ‘omics’ clinical trials from clinic to people’s homes  

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

An innovative way to conduct genomics research is underway to transition some omics-related studies out of hospitals, labs, and clinics to take them directly to people in their homes and communities.  At Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine, clinical trial study staff, including coordinators, physicians and scientists, are working hard to increase trial access for […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, genomic medicine, genomics, medical research


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


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