Items Tagged ‘DNA Testing’

November 16th, 2017

A Wish Realized: Genetic testing solves a family medical mystery

By susanbuckles susanbuckles

By Susan Buckles and Colin Fly Amid baby babble, Jordyn LaMont’s eyes grow wide with excitement as she spots her father, Brandon, bursts into a wide smile and playfully raises her toes to his face. “She’s full of personality,” says her mother, Stacey. “She’s proof that miracles do happen.” Jordyn was born in January 2017, […]

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Tags: #Dr. Brendan Lanpher, center for individualized medicine, DNA Testing, Genetic Testing, mayo clinic


February 23rd, 2017

Using genetic testing to transform care for neurological disorders

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Our nervous system is made up of complex biological pathways that control everything we do, including breathing, thinking, speaking, moving and feeling. For patients suffering from a neurological disorder such as Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, nerve pain (neuropathy) and dementia, the symptoms of these conditions can impact many aspects of daily life. Some patients with unexplained […]

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Tags: #Dr. Christopher Klein, #neurological diseases, #neurological disorders, #neurology, #targeted panel testing, #Tatiana Faroud, center for individualized medicine, DNA Testing, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, whole exome sequencing, whole genome sequencing


January 17th, 2017

Should healthy people consider genetic testing?

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Advances in genomic technology have made DNA tests faster and less expensive. That puts genetic testing within reach for many patients. But, if you’re healthy, should you consider DNA testing as part of your routine care? Could understanding your genetics improve screening, diagnosis, treatment or maybe even prevent you from developing a disease such as […]

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Tags: #disease predictors, #Dr. Noralane Lindor, #Genetic data, #Genetic diseases, center for individualized medicine, DNA Testing, Dr. Stephen Thibodeau, Genetic Testing, mayo clinic, medical research, whole genome sequencing


December 8th, 2016

Wearing many hats: genetic counselors play multiple roles in the laboratory setting

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Traditionally genetic counselors have worked in the clinical setting, meeting with patients to discuss their risk for developing genetic diseases or helping them understand the genetic factors behind their health condition. With new discoveries about the impact of genetics on health and disease, the many roles that genetic counselors can play continue to expand. New […]

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Tags: #laboratory counseling, #Teressa Kruisselbrink, center for individualized medicine, DNA Testing, Genetic Counseling, Genetic Counselors, Genetic Testing, mayo clinic


December 6th, 2016

Pharmacogenomics: the Rx for success

By susanbuckles 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


November 2nd, 2015

Who Owns Your Genes?

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

“Who Owns Your Genes?” by Diana Brazzell, executive editor at Footnote, is the third and final article in the genomic medicine series by Footnote, a website that brings academic research and ideas to a broader audience. The series has focused on how precision medicine is being used today to improve health care treatment for patients. […]

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Tags: Biobank, Bioethics, center for individualized medicine, DNA Testing, Dr. Barbara Koenig, Dr. Gloria Petersen, Genetic Testing, individualized medicine, personalized medicine, Precision Medicine, Susan Wolf


October 30th, 2015

Lifetime of Seeking Rewarded with a Diagnosis

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

Stacy Carlson was born with congenital myasthenic syndrome, and, although she received a number of opinions throughout her life, it wasn’t until age 44 that she received a definitive diagnosis. Her local physician referred Stacy to Mayo Clinic’s Andrew Engel, M.D., whose work in whole exome sequencing to identify novel muscular dystrophy mutations has been […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, congenital myasthenic syndrome, diagnostic odyssey, DNA Testing, Dr. Andrew Engel, Dx, individualized medicine, muscular dystrophy, Precision Medicine, Stacy Carlson


September 9th, 2015

Mayo Clinic Team Shares Comparison of Sequencing, Array Methods for DNA Methylation Profiling

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

What are the biological mechanisms that switch genes on and off? Think of it like this: In identical twins, why does one twin develop cancer or rheumatoid arthritis or diabetes and the other doesn’t? Their DNA is exactly the same. That’s epigenomics at play. While the DNA is the same, the network of chemical switches […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, DNA methylation, DNA Testing, Dr. Julie Cunningham, Epigenetic research, Epigenomics


September 3rd, 2015

Center for Individualized Medicine Announces 2015 Gerstner Family Career Development Awards

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

Early in their careers, many young biomedical investigators find it difficult to secure the funds necessary to continue their research. Groundbreaking research into possible new treatments for patients and potential breakthroughs to finding cures for some of our deadliest diseases can fall by the wayside without timely support of young investigators with vigorous new ideas. […]

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Tags: Alzheimer’s disease, center for individualized medicine, DNA Testing, Dr. Melissa Murray, Dr. Thai Ho, Gerstner Family Career Development Awards, Gerstner Family Foundation, individualized medicine, kidney cancer, Precision Medicine


February 18th, 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


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