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


January 16, 2023

Mayo Clinic researchers link ovarian cancer to bacteria colonization in microbiome 

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

ROCHESTER, Minn. — A specific colonization of microbes in the reproductive tract is commonly found in women with ovarian cancer, according to a new study from Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine. The discovery, published in Scientific Reports, strengthens evidence that the bacterial component of the microbiome — a community of microorganisms that also consists […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, Dr. Abigail Asangba, Dr. Marina Walther-Antonio, genomics, ovarian cancer


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


January 4, 2023

Advancing precision and predictive medicine in rheumatoid arthritis

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

By Alumni Magazine Most patients who are diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis respond to either the first or second line of drug therapies. However, some patients try multiple drugs without improve ment in their condition. It can take as long as two years of suffering, disease progression and expense before landing on a medication they respond to. […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, gene sequencing, genomic medicine, personalized medicine, Rheumatoid Arthritis


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 23, 2022

10 significant Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine Studies of 2022

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

In 2022, researchers and physicians at Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine blazed a trail of genomic and multi-omic research and scientific discoveries. The center’s innovative investigations hold a transformative potential to predict, prevent, treat and cure diseases using individualized medicine approaches. Here’s a look back at 10 (of many) of Mayo Clinic’s influential precision medicine research […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, gene sequencing, genomic medicine, individualized medicine, medical research


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


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