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April 19, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo study finds colon cancer driven by hereditary gene mutations in 1 in 6 patients

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

A new Mayo Clinic study bolsters evidence that colorectal cancer is often imprinted in family genes and passed on from one generation to the next. In the study, published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, researchers within the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine found 1 in 6 patients with colorectal cancer had an inherited cancer-related […]

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March 18, 2021

New Framework Leads to Surprise in Early Human Development

By Sara Tiner Sara Tiner (@saratiner)

Mayo Clinic and Yale University scientists have developed a minimally invasive process for studying early cell development in a living person. The team reconstructed the cell history of two adult volunteers from just after cell fertilization. They found that in the first cell divide — 29 years earlier for one volunteer and 66 years earlier […]

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Tags: cells, genome, individualized medicine, Research


March 17, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Data show clear benefit from genetic testing before prescribing antiplatelet therapy

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

By Terri Malloy Pharmacogenomics is a valuable tool for health care providers to help prescribe the right drug for the right patient to enhance efficacy and avoid side effects. New research, funded in part by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), shows  a clear advantage of genetic testing in helping health care providers […]

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Tags: antiplatelet, antiplatelet medication, coronary heart disease, Genetic Testing, pharmacogenomics


March 7, 2021

On International Women’s Day, meet 8 trailblazing women in Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8, Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine is celebrating the inspirational women who are taking on incredible challenges and leading the way to cure, connect and transform health care. International Women’s Day is dedicated to the social, economic, political, cultural and scientific achievements of women. This year’s […]

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Tags: #women's health, ALS, cancer, Genetic Testing, genomics, neurodegenerative disorders, rare disease, womens cancer


February 8, 2021

Mayo Clinic algorithm shows potential in individualizing treatment for depression

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Finding an effective antidepressant medication for people diagnosed with depression, also called major depressive disorder, is often a long and complex process of “try and try again” ― going from one prescription to the next until achieving a therapeutic response. This complex disease, which affects more than 16 million people in the U.S., can cause […]

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Tags: #algorithm, artificial intelligence, depression, Genetics, major depressive disorder


January 19, 2021

Mayo researchers explore genetics behind COVID-19 outcomes

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Some patients with COVID-19 experience severe complications, such as organ damage, shortness of breath, neurological impairment and chronic fatigue. A team of researchers within Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine is contributing to the global effort of using advanced genetic sequencing to find out which genes influence disease outcomes. “Our findings will be crucial in […]

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Tags: covid-19, Genetic Testing, Genetics, Genomic Research, individualized medicine, Research


November 30, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Mayo study shows gene sequencing, translational research improves diagnosis rates

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher (@colettegallagher)

Many patients with unsolved medical mysteries often undergo genetic testing, but the tests do not always provide a conclusive diagnosis. The term “diagnostic odyssey” describes the series of clinical consultations and testing that patients with undiagnosed disorders often receive in search of a genetic diagnosis. To help these patients, Mayo Clinic researchers embarked on a […]

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Tags: diagnostic odyssey, Dr. Eric Klee, Dr. Konstantinos Lazaridis, gene sequencing, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, translational omics


November 25, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Grandma, gravy and genes: this Thanksgiving, learn your family’s health history

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

With Covid-19 cases rising, many families are changing their Thanksgiving Day plans to virtual gatherings to share memories, milestones and laughter. Researchers within Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine are also urging people to use part of this time to discuss their family’s health history…it could save a life. Thanksgiving Day marks Family Health History […]

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Tags: Genetic Testing, hereditary, hereditary cancer, hereditary diseases


November 23, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Diversifying genomic medicine beyond genes

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher (@colettegallagher)

The work to improve health and health care is ongoing and ever-evolving. It takes many shapes, from streamlining delivery to improving care and pursuing inclusive medical research to help develop precision medicine for all populations. This was a key element of the Arizona Return of Actionable Variants Empirical, or RAVE, study, which brought genomic medicine to […]

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Tags: Arizona State University, Dr. Iftikhar Kullo, Dr. Richard Sharp, eMERGE Network, Genetics, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, Mountain Park Health Center


November 16, 2020 · Leave a Comment

A World in a Grain of Sand: New Discoveries in Kidney Stones

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher (@colettegallagher)

The Mayo Clinic and Illinois Alliance for Technology-Based Healthcare has a 10-year history of collaborations that led to important new medical knowledge and treatments. Now, joint research at Mayo Clinic and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is suggesting new possibilities for treating and preventing painful kidney stones. “Our research collaboration with the University of […]

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Tags: Dr. Nicholas Chia, kidney stones, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, Microbiome Program, Research


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