Items Tagged ‘#DNA analysis’

January 29, 2018

Direct-to-consumer genetic testing—a rapidly shifting landscape

By Colette Gallagher colettegallagher

Direct-to-consumer genetic or over the counter testing emerged in the early 2000s as a means of allowing consumers to access information about their genetics without the involvement of a physician. While early models were popular with consumers, they were controversial in medical and regulatory circles. In the January 2018 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings authors […]

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Tags: #David Robinson, #DNA analysis, #Dr. Megan Allyse, #DTC genomic tests, #medical education, #Symposium on Precision Medicine, Bioethics, biomedical ethics, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Matthew Ferber, Dr. Richard Sharp, mayo clinic


September 27, 2017

A genetic approach to cancer treatment

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Article by Kristin Clift The medical community has historically defined and treated cancer based on where it is found in the body, such as the breast, lung or colon. So what has changed?  The FDA has recently started to approve treatments based on the genetic makeup of cancer rather than where the cancer is located. […]

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Tags: #cancer treatment, #CIMCon17, #DNA analysis, #Genetic Epidemiology and Risk Assessment Program, #Individualizing Medicine 2017, #targeted therapies, Advanced Cancer, cancer, center for individualized medicine, DNA Sequencing, Dr. Alexander Parker, Genetic Testing


September 8, 2017

Searching for genetic clues and treatment for unexplained chronic liver disease

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

“Chronic liver disease affects 3.9 million people each year in the United States. As many as 30 percent of patients suffer from unexplained chronic liver disease where there is no cure,” says Douglas Simonetto, M.D. That’s why Dr. Simonetto and his colleagues in Mayo Clinic’s Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology are collaborating with researchers in […]

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Tags: #, #cholestatic liver disease, #chronic liver disease, #cryptogenic cirrhosis, #DNA analysis, #Dr. Douglas Simonetto, #hepatic steatohepatitis, #hepatic steatosis, #non-HFE iron overload, #noncirrhotic portal hypertension, center for individualized medicine, DNA Sequencing


August 2, 2017

Expanding the search: genetic testing reveals new targets, treatment options for cancer patients

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Researchers in Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine are using new genetic tests developed at Mayo Clinic to find more effective therapies for cancer patients who have not benefited from standard treatment and are running out of options. The new tests look at a broader range of genetic characteristics than many standard tests. As a […]

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Tags: #3-d models, #boimarker, #CIMCon17, #DNA analysis, #Dr. Aaron Mansfield, #Dr. George Vasmatizis, #genetic variations, #liquid biopsies, center for individualized medicine, Genetic Testing, genomics, Lung Cancer


July 3, 2017

Trying to quit smoking? Genetics may help find the right plan for success

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

After trying different methods, why do many people have difficulty quitting smoking? That’s a question Rachel Tyndale, Ph.D., is asking as part of her research into smoking cessation therapy. As senior scientist and head of the Pharmacogenetics Lab in the Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute at University of Toronto, Dr. Tyndale is using molecular […]

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Tags: #CIMCon17, #DNA analysis, #Dr. J. Steven Leeder, #Dr. Rachel Tyndale, #drug-gene reactions, #Individualizing Medicine 2017, #preemptive pharmacogenomics, #smoking cessation, center for individualized medicine, DNA Sequencing, Dr. Eric Matey, Dr. Liewei Wang


June 23, 2017

Perinatal genetic screening: new technologies help parents learn more about the health of their baby

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

New genomic technology is reshaping perinatal screening, which is testing before and during pregnancy to assess the health of a baby. Now pregnant women can have their baby initially screened for genetic disorders, such as Down syndrome, through the use of a newer blood test that evaluates DNA from the placenta present in the mother’s […]

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Tags: #cell-free DNA testing, #DNA analysis, #Down syndrome, #Dr. Myra Wick, #expanded carrier screening, #genetic disorders, #perinatal testing, #prenatal screening, #prenatal testing, center for individualized medicine, Genetic Testing, mayo clinic


April 19, 2017

Exploring the DNA of a strawberry: lessons we can learn about our own health

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Every living thing has DNA — or deoxyribonucleic acid – which is a blueprint of what makes you a human, your dog an animal or your roses a type of flower. You may be surprised to learn that 60 percent of the DNA present in strawberries is also present in humans. So, what is this […]

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Tags: #DNA analysis, #DNA extraction, center for individualized medicine, DNA Day, Dr. Matthew Ferber, Genetic Testing, genomics, mayo clinic, pharmacogenomics


January 27, 2017

Using genomics to target cancer therapy

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

One size does not fit all – especially when it comes to cancer treatment. We are each unique – with our own biological and genetic characteristics. Advances in genomic technology have led to the discovery that each type of cancer is also unique, with its own molecular characteristics. Researchers in the Mayo Clinic Center for […]

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Tags: #cancer therapy, #cancer treatment, #DNA analysis, #Genomic analysis, #Precision Mediicne, #targeted therapies, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Alan Bryce, mayo clinic, medical research, whole exome sequencing


December 13, 2016

Looking back and forward: ethical issues surrounding home DNA kits

By 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


November 29, 2016

4 ways individualized medicine can be applied immediately to patient care

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

By Susan Buckles, Public Affairs Individualized medicine is no longer the lore of science fiction. It is offering new hope for patients with cancer, heart disease, depression and rare diseases for which there historically have been no diagnosis or treatment. And that’s just the beginning. Individualized medicine, also known as precision or personalized medicine, is […]

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Tags: #DNA analysis, #individualized mediicne, #PrecisionMedicine, center for individualized medicine, DNA Sequencing, Dr. Keith Stewart, mayo clinic, personalized medicine, pharmacogenomics


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