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October 30, 2020

Human Genome Project — ‘A race to the starting line’

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

This month marks the 30th anniversary of the launch of the Human Genome Project, an international endeavor that mapped the 3 billion DNA letters that make up the blueprint of human life. The ambitious project began in October 1990 and was completed in April 2003. Today, researchers and clinicians with Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized […]

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Tags: Genomic Sequencing, genomics, Human Genome Project, Omics


October 20, 2020

Toxic Cellular Ooze Linked to Biological Age, Disease and Disability

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

By Sara Tiner Cells in the body usually do what they’re told. In response to cues, cells divide, grow, shrink or die as needed. But there are some cells that start to ignore the body’s order to expire: senescent cells. Sometimes called “zombie cells” for their undead lingering, senescent cells have triggered the body’s kill […]

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Tags: biomarkers, cells, individualized medicine, Research


October 15, 2020

Research into Experimental COVID-19 Therapeutics Explained

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

By Sara Tiner COVID-19 can affect people in a number of ways. Some can be infected and have no symptoms ― what’s known as being asymptomatic. Others have symptoms, but do not have a serious illness. And some can require hospitalization for intensive complications. For those with symptoms or those who are progressing to hospitalization, […]

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Tags: covid-19, individualized medicine


October 5, 2020

Center for Individualized Medicine 9th annual conference: Innovate. Connect. Transform.

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

By Jennifer O’Hara It has been a remarkable year of discoveries and medical advances at Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine. Some innovations include personalized treatments for cancer and rare diseases, and the development of lifesaving artificial intelligence algorithms. All of the center’s efforts are driven by advanced genetic analysis and aimed at providing patients with […]

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Tags: #Artificial Intelligence, genomics, individualized medicine, microbiome


September 15, 2020

Mayo scientists develop mathematical index to distinguish healthy microbiome from diseased

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

What causes some people to develop chronic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, cancer and metabolic syndrome while others stay healthy? A major clue could be found in their gut microbiome — the trillions of microbes living inside the digestive system that regulate various bodily functions. To utilize the huge population of tiny organisms as a […]

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Tags: bacteria, Gut Microbiome, individualized medicine, Microbiome Program


September 10, 2020

Mayo Clinic researcher finds potential target to control rare genetic disease that strikes in teen years

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Patients with a rare genetic disease called familial adenomatous polyposis, (FAP), often face debilitating challenges. Typically striking in the early teenage years, FAP is characterized by hundreds to thousands of tiny polyps forming in the colon and rectum and leading to a nearly 100% percent likelihood that they will get colon cancer without a life-altering […]

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Tags: Genetic Testing, Genetics, hereditary cancer, hereditary colon cancer, individualized medicine


September 10, 2020

Mayo researcher finds potential microbial pathway to treat IBS symptoms, lessen abdominal pain

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Mayo Clinic researchers have found new evidence linking the millions of bacteria residing in our digestive systems, known as the microbiome, to a network of factors that drive irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The findings, published in the Sept. 10, 2020 issue of Cell, raise the possibility of targeting the newly discovered microbial pathways to improve […]

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Tags: individualized medicine, irritable bowel syndrome, microbiome, multi-omics


August 28, 2020

2020 Gerstner Awards boost research in AI cancer algorithms, neurodegenerative diseases

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Veronique Belzil, Ph.D., assistant professor in Mayo Clinic’s Department of Neuroscience in Jacksonville, Fla., and Feichen Shen, Ph.D., assistant professor of Biomedical Informatics in Rochester, Minn., are this year’s recipients of the Gerstner Family Career Development Awards. The competitive awards are presented annually by Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine to researchers who are early […]

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Tags: #Artificial Intelligence, #Gerstner Family Career Development Award, ALS, Gerstner Family Foundation


August 17, 2020

Mayo Clinic and Middlesex Health partner to transform genetic cancer research

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

By Alyson Gonzalez What began as an inquiry sparked during a research brainstorming session, evolved into meaningful collaboration for a community cancer center in Connecticut. Through the Mayo Clinic Care Network relationship, Middlesex Health and Mayo Clinic are working together to improve the lives of cancer patients and their families through impactful research. Approximately one […]

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Tags: breast cancer


August 14, 2020

Individualizing medicine virtual experience takes deep dive into AI, cancer, microbiome, gene therapy and more

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine is leading the way in this new era of transforming human health through individualized medicine and tailoring medical therapies to each patient’s unique genome.  At this year’s all-virtual Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine conference, Advancing Care Through Genomics, physicians and researchers will highlight innovative […]

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