Items Tagged ‘#Center for Individualized Mediicne’

December 13, 2016

Looking back and forward: ethical issues surrounding home DNA kits

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen (@sharonhrosen)

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

December 6, 2016

Pharmacogenomics: the Rx for success

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Patients would save time, money and untold suffering if they proactively have DNA testing to match medications to their individual genetic profiles, writes Konstantinos Lazaridis, M.D., assistant director of Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine. It is likely not  uncommon for patients with a chronic medical condition to be on what he calls a “therapeutic […]

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Tags: #Center for Individualized Mediicne, #Genetic test results, #PrecisionMedicine, #RIGHT 10K study, DNA Testing, Dr. Konstantinos Lazaridis, mayo clinic, PGx, pharmacogenomics

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