Items Tagged ‘Bioethics’

August 1, 2017

Henrietta Lacks’ legacy: a conversation about ethics, race and medicine

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

Henrietta Lacks’ cells – taken without her knowledge or permission in 1951 –provided the foundation for pioneering medical discoveries, including development of the polio vaccine, gene mapping, cancer treatments and much more. See this riveting story on the big screen and discuss its application to medical and ethical decisions you may face on a daily […]

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Tags: #African Descendants Mayo Employee Resource Group, #Aiyana Batton, #Dr. Brooke Watkins, #Dr. LaPrincess Brewer, #ethical issues, #Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, #Mary Gorfine, #Mayo Clinic Biomedical Ethics Research Program, #Mayo Clinic Community Engaged Research Advisory Board, #Mayo Clinic Office of Community Engagement in Research, #Nasra Giama, #Rochester Public Library


December 13, 2016

Looking back and forward: ethical issues surrounding home DNA kits

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

Home DNA kits are alluring for their deep dive into the unknown:  Learn your true heritage, or discover your real biological parent. For almost 15 years, people have had the opportunity to learn about their genetic makeup using at-home genetic testing kits. They’ve become so common that you see them sold on deal-of-the-day consumer websites […]

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Tags: #Center for Individualized Mediicne, #David Robinson, #DNA analysis, #DTC genomic tests, #medicaleducation, #medicalresearch, #Summer undergraduate research fellow, #SURF, Bioethics, biomedical ethics, Dr. Richard Sharp, mayo clinic


5 Things You Need to Know about Genetic Testing

April 15, 2016

5 Things You Need to Know about Genetic Testing

By Jeff Briggs Jeff Briggs

When you provide just one sample of your DNA, researchers are able to use it to learn more about your health history, assess your chances of contracting certain diseases and even gain a better understanding of the importance family history can play in your health outlook. It sounds futuristic, but it is all very real. […]

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Tags: Bioethics, center for individualized medicine, DNA Sequencing, Dr. Richard Sharp, gene sequencing, Genetic Testing, Genome Sequencing


December 8, 2015

Secondary Genetic Findings: Do You Want to Know?

By Jeff Briggs Jeff Briggs

Genomics is a field of medicine that is rapidly growing and developing. The details of a person’s genome may provide clues or sometimes direct answers that lead to treatment and improved care. As a result, this improved, individualized care is also changing the patient experience. Patients are faced with a wealth of information that appears […]

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Tags: Bioethics, biomedical ethics, Biomedical Ethics Program, Bob Nellis, center for individualized medicine, Discovery's Edge, Dr. Gregory Gores, Dr. Karl Nath, Dr. Richard Sharp, Genetic Testing, Secondary findings


November 13, 2015

Guidelines on Sharing Individual Genomic Research Findings with Family

By Jeff Briggs Jeff Briggs

New recommendations from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) strive to find the proper balance between research participant privacy and a family’s need for health information. As genomic testing becomes more common and as the number of participants increase, these recommendations are a needed addition to the field of genomic research. Last week, we shared […]

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Tags: Bioethics, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Barbara Koenig, Dr. Gloria Petersen, Dr. Susan Wolf, Genomic Research, individualized medicine, National Institutes of Health, NIH, Precision Medicine


November 2, 2015

Who Owns Your Genes?

By Jeff Briggs Jeff Briggs

“Who Owns Your Genes?” by Diana Brazzell, executive editor at Footnote, is the third and final article in the genomic medicine series by Footnote, a website that brings academic research and ideas to a broader audience. The series has focused on how precision medicine is being used today to improve health care treatment for patients. […]

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Tags: Biobank, Bioethics, center for individualized medicine, DNA Testing, Dr. Barbara Koenig, Dr. Gloria Petersen, Genetic Testing, individualized medicine, personalized medicine, Precision Medicine, Susan Wolf


June 17, 2015

Dr. Keith Stewart Highlights the Discoveries and Looks at the Future of Genomic Medicine

By Jeff Briggs Jeff Briggs

Keith Stewart, M.B., Ch.B., recently appointed the Carlson and Nelson Endowed Director of the Center for Individualized Medicine, highlighted the latest discoveries in genomic research and illustrated them with patient stories to demonstrate the power of genomic medicine to supporters of Mayo Clinic’s fundraising campaign, “You Are . . . The Campaign for Mayo Clinic.” […]

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Tags: Biobank, Bioethics, cancer, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Keith Stewart, Dustin Bennett, genomic medicine, Gianrico Farrugia, individualized medicine, mayo clinic, Pharmacogenetics, Precision Medicine


April 29, 2015

Poster Abstracts Now Being Accepted for Individualizing Medicine Conference 2015

By Jeff Briggs Jeff Briggs

CALL FOR POSTER ABSTRACTS Everyone who regularly attends medical conferences understands the value of the poster sessions. Great ideas or the next generation of breakthrough discoveries often are presented at the poster sessions. So do you have a great idea in genomic medicine? Abstracts for poster submission for the Individualizing Medicine Conference 2015 are now […]

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Tags: Bioethics, cancer genomics, center for individualized medicine, genomic medicine, individualized medicine, mayo clinic, pharmacogenomics


January 22, 2015

The President’s Precision Medicine Plan & How it Might Help You

By Center for Individualized Medicine Center for Individualized Medicine

Article Originally Written for The Washington Post By Lenny Bernstein   In his hour-long State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Obama spent a few seconds announcing a “Precision Medicine Initiative,” but did little to explain what he has in mind. Background materials distributed by the White House show that Obama wants to invest […]

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Tags: Bioethics, biomarker, biomarkers, center for individualized medicine, DNA, DNA Sequencing, dna test, DNA Testing, gene sequencing, genetic, Genetics, genome


Next Generation Sequencing Targeted RAS/RAF Gene Panel

January 15, 2015

Next Generation Sequencing Targeted RAS/RAF Gene Panel

By Center for Individualized Medicine Center for Individualized Medicine

    Mayo Clinic has now developed, through utilizing next generation sequencing, a multi-gene panel to evaluate for somatic mutations within the BRAF, HRAS, NRAS, and KRAS genes associated with cancer. This test can be ordered to identify tumors that may respond to targeted therapies by assessing multiple gene targets simultaneously, mutations that may help determine prognosis for […]

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Tags: Bioethics, biomarker, biomarkers, cancer, center for individualized medicine, DNA, DNA Sequencing, dna test, DNA Testing, gene sequencing, genetic, Genetics


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