Rare diseases

November 19, 2018

Gene therapy: potential and pitfalls

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

Research is advancing gene therapy as a possible treatment or eventual cure for genetic diseases that bedevil modern science. Gene therapy was conceived over 20 years ago, and until recently, remained largely in the research lab. But gene therapy products are now beginning to be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for clinical […]

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Tags: #Brittle bone disease, #CAR T-cell therapy, #Dr. David Deyle, #gene therapy, Dr. Saad Kenderian, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, medical research


September 17, 2018

CIMCON18 — how genomics discovery is transforming individualized care and the path forward

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Mining information deeper than genomics, understanding factors linked to disease, analyzing big data, and addressing the challenges of bringing all this information together to advance patient care – these were some of the themes featured at the Individualizing Medicine Conference: Advancing Care through Genomics held in Rochester, Minnesota, Sept. 12-13, and sponsored by the Mayo […]

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Tags: #All of Us Research Program biobank, #CAR T-cell therapy, #CIMCon18, #Dr. Eric Green, #Dr. Gabriel Krestin, #Dr. Manolis Kellis, #Dr. Michael Berger, #Dr. Nancy Cox, #Dr. Yi Lin, #Genomic data, All of Us Research Program, center for individualized medicine


September 13, 2018

CIM Con day two: Unlocking the mystery of rare diseases

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

The Human Genome Project —the first mapping of a person’s genetic blueprint — has unlocked mysteries of rare diseases that for ages bewildered medical science. Completed just 15 years ago, the Human Genome Project has ushered in a new era of individualized medicine. That has significantly advanced the ability to diagnose rare diseases, many of […]

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Tags: #CIMCon18, #Dr. Heidi Rehm, #genomic testing, #Individualizing Medicine Conference 2018, #rare diseases, Dr. Eric Klee, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine


August 13, 2018

Zooming in on cancer suspects

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

Article by Barbara Toman Genetic testing is like security-camera video of a break-in, providing essential clues to identify a culprit. In certain cancers, the “culprit” might be a rearrangement in a person’s DNA, which genomic testing can capture. But sometimes, like too-fuzzy security footage, conventional genetic testing can’t provide a positive identification. For people with […]

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Tags: #genomic testing, cancer genomics, Chromosomal rearrangement, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, mayo medical laboratories, Nicole Hoppman, Ph.D.


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