Items Tagged ‘dna test’

July 23, 2019

From ancestry to health traits – how do I know if genetic testing may be right for me?

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Article by Shannon Wieloch Last month we posted a blog on helpful tips to know before taking a DNA test. In part II of this topic, we delve deeper into the types of genetic testing commonly available to help you decide what type of testing may be right for you. Some genetic tests inform you […]

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Tags: #disease risk, #drug-gene reactions, #Genetic diseases, #hereditary diseases, ancestry, at home DNA tests, carrier screening, center for individualized medicine, direct-to-consumer genetic tests, dna test, Genetic Counseling, Genetic Counselor


December 24, 2018

The priceless gift of knowing your family health history

By Colette Gallagher colettegallagher

With New Year’s resolutions right around the corner, it is likely one of your resolutions will be focused on your health. Most of us want to eat healthier foods, exercise more, lose weight, and reduce stress. But, have you ever considered diving deeper into understanding your health conditions and how your DNA—your very own genetic […]

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Tags: #PrecisionMedicine, DNA Sequencing, dna test, genomics education, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine


February 18, 2015

Biobanking and Precision Medicine

By Center for Individualized Medicine samuelsmith5209

    Mayo Clinic is excited about the national focus on individualized medicine and what the future holds. More than half ($130 million) of the total $215 million budget request, put forth by President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative, is for a national biobanking initiative that draws on existing collections across the country. Mayo Clinic has among […]

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Tags: biomarker, biomarkers, cancer, center for individualized medicine, DNA, dna test, DNA Testing, gene sequencing, Genetics, genome, genome science, Genome Sequencing


February 10, 2015

Building a National Cohort for Precision Medicine

By Center for Individualized Medicine samuelsmith5209

    With the State of the Union announcement of the $215 Million Precision Medicine Initiative, one of the most exciting aspects of the Initiative was the call for a national cohort for research and genomic sequencing. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) will be hosting a two-day workshop starting tomorrow, February 11th, of which […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, DNA, DNA Sequencing, dna test, DNA Testing, gene sequencing, genetic, Genetics, genome, genome science, Genome Sequencing, Genomic


January 30, 2015

National Unveiling of Precision Medicine Initiative

By Center for Individualized Medicine samuelsmith5209

  Former Medical Director of the Center for Individualized Clinic, Gianrico Farrugia, is currently in the East Room of the White House awaiting the unveiling of the Precision Medicine Initiative. Mayo Clinic is excited about the national focus on individualized medicine, and what the future holds with this $215 million investment. The Precision Medicine Initiative […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, DNA, DNA Sequencing, dna test, DNA Testing, gene sequencing, genetic, Genetics, genome, genome science, Genome Sequencing, Genomic


January 28, 2015

How the President’s Precision Medicine Plan Might Help You

By Center for Individualized Medicine samuelsmith5209

  Article Originally Feature on 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 […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, DNA, DNA Sequencing, dna test, DNA Testing, gene sequencing, Genetics, genome, genome science, Genome Sequencing, Genomic, genomic medicine


January 26, 2015

New Exam For Dense Breast Tissue Nearly Quadruple Detection For Invasive Breast Cancers

By Center for Individualized Medicine samuelsmith5209

A new breast imaging technique pioneered at Mayo Clinic nearly quadruples detection rates of invasive breast cancers in women with dense breast tissue, according to the results of a major study published this week in the American Journal of Roentgenology.   Molecular Breast Imaging (MBI) is a supplemental imaging technology designed to find tumors that […]

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Tags: breast cancer, cancer, center for individualized medicine, Dense Breast, DNA, DNA Sequencing, dna test, DNA Testing, gene sequencing, Genetics, genome, genome science


January 22, 2015

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

By Center for Individualized Medicine samuelsmith5209

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 samuelsmith5209

    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


January 14, 2015

Pharmacogenomics: Genomics and Drug Response

By Center for Individualized Medicine samuelsmith5209

    Speaking at the Individualizing Medicine Conference 2014, Richard Weinshilboum, M.D. gives insight into how Pharmacogenomics is shaping health care to offer the right drug, to the right patient at the right time. Dr. Weinshilboum joined the staff of Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., in 1972 after earning his M.D. degree at the University of […]

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


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