Items Tagged ‘#DNA sequencing tests’

September 4, 2018

Preemptive genetic testing: could it help you take charge of your health?

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

A blood pressure check, an immunization and a cholesterol test – these are all parts of your routine medical care. Someday, a genetic test to identify your risk for developing disease may also be added to the list. In fact, researchers believe that day is fast approaching thanks to the rapid advances in genomic medicine. […]

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Tags: #CIMCon18, #DNA sequencing tests, #Mayo Clinic Biobank, #pre-emptive genetic testing, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Konstantinos Lazaridis, Genetic Testing, mayo clinic, medical research, whole genome sequencing


April 10, 2018

Celebrating 15 years of advances in genomics: a time to reflect and look forward

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

DNA sequencing and genetic testing have changed medical practice by speeding diagnosis of rare diseases for which patients have visited many different medical providers in search of answers, offering new options in prenatal testing and ushering in a new era of individualized medicine. Genomics moved to the forefront of several areas of medicine after completion […]

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Tags: #15 for 15 Celebration, #cell-free DNA testing, #CIMCon18, #DNA sequencing tests, #Dr. Megan Allyse, #Dr. Myra Wick, #expanded carrier screening, #prenatal testing, #rare and undiagnosed diseases, #rare diseases, #rare genetic diseases, #reproductive health


March 20, 2018

Mayo’s RIGHT 10K – moving pharmacogenomics into everyday clinical practice

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

After nearly half a century of research, Mayo Clinic is a leader in moving pharmacogenomics into clinical practice. This year pharmacogenomics test results for 10,000 Mayo Clinic patients, all participants in the RIGHT 10K study, are being added to the electronic health record. “I’ve spent my career exploring pharmacogenomics – how a person’s genetics affect […]

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Tags: #CIMCon18, #DNA sequencing tests, #Dr. Paul Takahashi, #drug-gene interactions, #pharmacogenomic testing, #RIGHT 10K, center for individualized medicine, DNA, Dr. Richard Weinshilboum, genomics, mayo clinic, medical research


October 27, 2017

Searching for a genetic contributor to degenerative disk disease

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

Most people suffer from some type of back pain during their lifetime. That’s because there are many joints in the back that can degenerate over time. In many cases, back pain can be relieved without surgery. Ice packs, heat packs, physical therapy or injections can offer relief. However, for those who suffer from degenerative disk […]

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Tags: #CIMCon17, #degenerative disk disease, #DNA sequencing tests, #Dr. A. Noelle Larson, #Dr. Ahmad Nassr, #Dr. Andre van Wijnen, #Dr. Mohamad Bydon, #Dr. Wenchun Qu, #genomic profling, #genomic testing, #minimally invasive spine surgery, #targeted therapies


September 6, 2017

Mayo Clinic Individualizing Medicine Conference showcases MyCode Genomic Study leader

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

How can we harness the power of genomics so physicians can easily access their patients’ genetic information to provide an individualized approach to preventing, screening, diagnosing and treating disease? This is a question many precision medicine researchers are addressing, including David Ledbetter, Ph.D., who is leading the MyCode Community Health Initiative. This innovate research effort […]

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Tags: #CIMCon17, #DNA sequencing tests, #Dr. David Ledbetter, #electronic medical record, #Genomic data, #Gesinger Health System, #Individualizing Medicine 2017, #MyCode Genomic Study, center for individualized medicine, electronic health record, mayo clinic, medical research


June 1, 2017

Mapping your DNA: Mayo patient shares her experience

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

Sandy Pobanz knows Mayo Clinic’s campus in Arizona very well. She volunteers with the Mayo Clinic Caring Canines Therapy Dog Program with her English golden retrievers, Benji and Teddy. They provide a special brand of comfort to patients in the Outpatient Radiation Oncology waiting area on Mayo Clinic’s Arizona campus in Scottsdale and Mayo Clinic […]

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Tags: #benefactor, #CIMCon17, #disease risk, #DNA sequencing tests, #drug-gene reactions, #pharmacogenomics testing, #Sandy Pobanz, #Warfarin, center for individualized medicine, DNA, Genetic Counseling, Genetic Counselor


May 12, 2017

Mayo Clinic launches first-in-world mate-pair sequencing test

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

Many families are on a medical journey to find answers to a loved one’s undiagnosed disease. This can be painfully frustrating, expensive, and time-consuming. Now, a new test from Mayo Clinic hopes to help patients who may be at a diagnostic “dead end” with other genetic testing. The first-in-the-world mate-pair sequencing test identifies chromosome alterations […]

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Tags: #chromosome, #congenital, #developmental, #DNA sequencing tests, #Dr. George Vasmatizis, #Dr. Nicole Lynn Hoppman, #genomic tests, #laboratory tests, #leukemia, cancer, center for individualized medicine, DNA


April 10, 2017

Should healthy people have their genome sequenced?

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

Keynote speaker for the 2017 Individualizing Medicine Conference poses questions to consider when seeking precision medicine    Genetic testing has become faster, more affordable and more accessible. So even if you are healthy, should you consider having your genome sequenced to learn about your risk for disease? Do you have a family history of heart […]

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Tags: #CIMCon17, #DNA sequencing tests, #Dr. Robert Green, #Genome2People, #Genomics research, #Individualizing Medicine 2017, #medical reesarch, center for individualized medicine, genomics, mayo clinic


March 15, 2017

Mayo breast cancer study provides critical information on tumor sequencing and response to chemotherapy

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

Article by Colette Gallagher, Public Affairs Mayo Clinic researchers reported in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute the results of the Breast Cancer Genome-Guided Therapy (BEAUTY) study designed to help researchers and physicians better understand why current standard chemotherapy stops breast cancer in some women but fails in others. Tumor sequencing is increasingly used to select […]

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Tags: #Breast Cancer Genome-Guided Therapy study, #DNA sequencing tests, #Journal of the National Cancer Institute, #tumor sequencing, breast cancer, center for individualized medicine, chemotherapy, Dr. Judy Boughey, Dr. Matthew Goetz, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, medical research


February 28, 2017

4 legal issues for providers of precision medicine

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

Advances in DNA testing have thrust providers of precision medicine into often exciting, but sometimes unchartered waters.  There’s the thrill of unlocking the mysteries of a rare illnesses through genetic testing, and the satisfaction of identifying new individualized patient therapies. And, with the promise of precision medicine comes the need to understand new legal and […]

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Tags: #DNA sequencing tests, #Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, #genetic testing fees, #legal issues, #Patient privacy, #Sharon Zehe, center for individualized medicine, Genetic Testing, mayo clinic, Precision Medicine


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