genetic testing

October 25, 2022

Trailblazing scientists discuss advances in exposome research, precision nutrition at Mayo Clinic’s Individualizing Medicine Conference   

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

ROCHESTER, Minn. – The next frontier in individualized medicine is here. Mayo Clinic’s 11th annual Individualizing Medicine Conference on Nov. 2–3 will focus on “Exploring the Exposome” — the cumulative measure of environmental influences and associated biological responses throughout the life span of a person, and how those exposures relate to health and disease.    “We’ve […]

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October 11, 2022

Sangre Por Salud Biobank helps fill need for diversity in genetics research

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

By Gerri Kelly From Alzheimer’s disease and asthma to diabetes and a chemotherapy drug, researchers at Mayo Clinic are tapping the Sangre Por Salud (Spanish for “Blood for Health”) Biobank in Arizona, a rich source of biospecimens that expands diversity in medical research. The Sangre Por Salud Biobank was created in 2013 to expand precision […]

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Tags: genomics


September 7, 2022

What is the benefit of visiting a genetic counselor?

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

By Cynthia Weiss DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My grandmother and mother, as well as an aunt and a cousin, have had breast cancer. Another cousin was diagnosed with colon cancer recently. It has been suggested that I undergo genetic counseling to determine my cancer risk. As a young man, is genetic testing necessary for me? What benefit […]

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


August 31, 2022

Critical Questions About AI: A Researcher Takes Pulse of Clinicians, Patients

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Richard Sharp, Ph.D., director of Mayo Clinic’s Biomedical Ethics Research Program, is heading a team studying what people think about medical innovations like genetic testing, neuromodulation and now AI.

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


June 13, 2022

Native American’s genetic test results at Mayo Clinic reveal surprise lineage to ancient tribe   

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Mayo Clinic working to advance health equity among Native Americans, Alaska Natives Schyler Martin, a member of the Munsee Band of Mohicans in Minnesota, was surprised and excited when his recent Mayo Clinic genetic test results revealed he has distinctive DNA lineage to an ancient group of Native Americans known as the Beringians. According to […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, DNA Testing, Dr. Konstantinos Lazaridis, Genetic Testing, Genetics, genomic medicine, individualized medicine, medical research, tapestry


April 25, 2022

On National DNA Day, Mayo Clinic researchers put genomics into action to advance individualized medicine

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

National DNA Day on Monday, April 25, marks the discovery of DNA’s double helix in 1953 and the Human Genome Project’s completion in 2003.  For the first time, a team of scientists led by the National Institutes of Health has finished sequencing an entire human genome — all of the roughly 3 billion bases of […]

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Tags: Dr. Konstantinos Lazaridis, Genetic Sequencing, Genetic Testing, Genetics, genome, Human Genome Project


April 4, 2022

New Mayo Clinic genetic testing service for childhood short stature

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher (@colettegallagher)

Mayo Clinic’s Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism and Center for Individualized Medicine have developed a new genetic testing service and model for pediatric idiopathic short stature. That’s when a child’s height is below the corresponding mean height for a given age, sex and population. “We were excited to help families find concrete genetic causes […]

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February 28, 2022

Young girl with rare disease gets life-changing diagnosis and targeted therapy at Mayo Clinic

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Araeya Sell, 13, has spent much of her childhood visiting her health care team and in the hospital. She has endured countless blood draws, scans, procedures and a surgery ― all in the search for answers to her complex symptoms.  After an exhaustive, nearly seven-year diagnostic odyssey, the Sells turned to Mayo Clinic.

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, Dr. Konstantinos Lazaridis, Dr. Pinto e Vairo, Genetics, genomics


February 9, 2022

Mayo Clinic develops automated system to accelerate diagnoses for patients with rare diseases

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

A team of genomics experts within Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine has developed an automated system for tracking new scientific knowledge from around the world of pathogenic genetic variants and applying it to Mayo Clinic patients with rare and undiagnosed diseases.

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, Dr. Alejandro Ferrer, Dr. Eric Klee


January 27, 2022

Navigating Life’s Journey with the Right Topographical Map

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Combining genetic sequencing, life-style modification, and personalized drug therapy will transform health care. John Halamka, M.D., president, Mayo Clinic Platform, and Paul Cerrato, senior research analyst and communications specialist, Mayo Clinic Platform, wrote this article. While still prevalent, the one-size-fits-all health care is slowly giving way to a more precise, personalized approach that takes into […]

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