Items Tagged ‘#CIMCon16’

November 21st, 2016

Making a Difference: Students Are Inspired for Careers in Genetics, Precision Medicine

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Being a genetic counselor is almost like being a sleuth. Genetic counselors work alongside physicians to help patients understand how their genetic test results may provide answers to often mysterious illnesses. As DNA testing becomes a more routine part of patient care, the need for genetic counselors and other health care providers versed in genomics […]

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Tags: #Caer Rorher Vitek, #CIMCon16, #Dr. Kelsey Metzger, #Individualized Medicine 2016: Advancing Care Through Genomics, #individualized mediicne, #medical education, #Precision Mediicne, center for individualized medicine, Genetic Counseling, Genetic Testing, mayo clinic, personalized medicine


November 16th, 2016

Genetic Counselor Shares Insight into Growing Field at CIM Conference

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Article by Rachel Guibert, Public Affairs Receiving results from genetic testing can elicit a variety of reactions. Patients often wait anxiously to get the answers they are seeking. Unfortunately, sometimes, medical tests lead to more questions than they answer. Genetic counselors are in a unique position to help patients navigate the often complex and confusing […]

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Tags: #CIMCon16, #GeneticCounseling, #PrecisionMedicine, #rare diseases, #Teressa Kruisselbrink, center for individualized medicine, Genetic Testing, individualized medicine, mayo clinic, whole exome sequencing


November 8th, 2016

Early Career Investigators Share Their Research and Their Passion for Precision Medicine

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Six early career investigators presented a snapshot of the future of precision medicine as part of the Individualizing Medicine Conference 2016: Advancing Care Through Genomics. Thanks to generous support from the Brandt Family Scholars Fund, the six had the opportunity to attend the conference Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine hosted in October in Rochester, Minn. […]

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Tags: #Brandt Family Scholars, #CIMCon16, #DNA anlysis, #Dr. Chelsea Gawryletz, #Dr. Irina St. Louis, #Dr. Laura Ramsey, #Early career investigators, #Genomics data, #Genomics research, Arjun Athreya, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Nicole Boczek


November 1st, 2016

Investors and Innovators Day attracts regional and national experts to Rochester

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Article by Sarah Oslund, freelance writer, Destination Medical Center This article originally appeared on the Destination Medical Center blog. Partnerships are integral to the success of the Destination Medical Center (DMC) vision, so in October a variety of investors and innovators came together to explore how we can advance development and improve healthcare. The Mayo […]

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Tags: #biotechnology, #Chris Schad, #CIMCon16, #DIMC, #I2R, #Lisa Clarke, #Medical Alley Association, #Rochester, center for individualized medicine, Destination Medical Center, genomics, mayo clinic


October 14th, 2016

Microbiome: All You Need is Bugs

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

  We each have our own unique set of bugs – or community of bacteria within and on our bodies, called the microbiome, that help keep us healthy. Researchers have discovered that changes in the microbiome – either from disease or environmental factors – can cause illness. “Microbiome: All You Need is Bugs,” a workshop […]

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Tags: #C. diff., #CIMCon16, #Colon cancer screening, #Dr. Federico Rey, #Dr. Jonathan Swann, #Dr. Patrick Schloss, #Microbiome research, center for individualized medicine, colon cancer, Crohns Disease, DNA Sequencing, Dr. Purna Kashyap


October 6th, 2016

Individualizing Medicine Conference 2016: Day 2 Afternoon Session Recap

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

On the second day of Individualizing Medicine 2016: Advancing Care Through Genomics, a conference sponsored by the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, the afternoon sessions brought compelling presentations and lively discussion about the promise of genomics now and in the future. The Genomic Era: Promise and Over-Promise “We try to take all the things we […]

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Tags: #CIMCon16, #Dr. Jill Hagenkord, #DTC genomic tests, #Home DNA tests, #Justin Kao, center for individualized medicine, Dr. LeRoy Hood, Dr. Marshall Summar, mayo clinic, Precision Medicine


October 6th, 2016

Individualizing Medicine Conference 2016: Day 2 Morning Session Recap

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Sharing research, clinical practice insights and networking continued at the second day of Individualizing Medicine 2016: Advancing Care Through Genomics, a conference sponsored by the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine. The 100,000 Genomes Project Mark Caulfield, FMedSci., opened the morning session with an update about the 100,000 Genomes Project, the United Kingdom’s version of the […]

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Tags: #ASD, #CIMCon16, #Mark Caulfield, #PrecisionMedicine, 100 000 Genomes Project, autism, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Stephen Scherer, Genetics, Genomics England, mayo clinic


October 5th, 2016

Individualized Medicine Conference 2016 – Day 1 Recap

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

“In the early days of precision medicine research, it was about the promise of genomics. Now, it is a reality, and we need to focus on making genomics more available, more accessible and more valuable for our patients,” explains Keith Stuart, M.B., Ch.B. in his opening remarks at Individualizing Medicine 2016: Advancing Care Through Genomics, […]

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Tags: #CIMCon16, #Dr. Jonathan Haines, #Dr. Teri Manolio, #Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program, Cathy Wurzer, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Euan Ashley, Dr. Julie Johnson, Dr. Kathy Hudson, Dr. Keith Stewart, Kathy Giusti, mayo clinic


October 3rd, 2016

Precision Medicine Research and Patient Care Converge at #CIMCon16

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

We are at a crossroads in precision medicine – a time that is right for moving new genomic discoveries from the laboratory to patient care. This week, leading researchers, clinicians and biotechnology innovators will convene to talk about how advances in genomics can be placed into the hands of practicing physicians at Individualizing Medicine 2016: […]

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Tags: #CIMCon16, #Consumer genomics, #DNA analysis, #DNA sequencing costs, #Genomics research, #Individualized Medicine 2016: Advancing Care Through Genomics, #Patient care, #PrecisionMedicine, center for individualized medicine, DNA Sequencing, individualized medicine, mayo clinic


September 28th, 2016

Finding Answers: Understanding How Ambiguous Changes in Genes Impact Health and Disease

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

The advancements in DNA-sequencing technology in the modern genomic era have led to an explosion of data being generated for patients wishing to determine if they have a genetic characteristic associated with disease. Often, a patient may find that he or she has a change to their DNA sequence, a variation that predisposes them to […]

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Tags: #CIMCon16, #Dr. Jeremy Prokop, #Dr. Karl Clark, #Functional Genomics, #Genetic test results, #Variants of uncertain significance, #VUS, Bioinformatics, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Eric Klee, mayo clinic


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