Items Tagged ‘DNA Testing’

December 18th, 2017

Three strikes, then a home run: Paige’s path to a diagnosis

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

Paige Whorton’s zeal for life is infectious. “I like parasailing, exploring, and zip lining — daredevil stuff,” she says with a giggle. However, pain in her joints, building for years, was slowing her down. “My bones and joints would hurt when I would run. I couldn’t do anything fun with friends. It was more like, […]

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Tags: #Dr. Brendan Lanpher, #rare diseases, DNA Testing, Genetic Testing, Lysosomal Storage disease, Maroteaux-Lamy syndrome, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, mucopolysaccharidosis type VI


November 30th, 2017

3 ways Mayo Clinic is advancing individualized approaches to breast cancer treatment

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

By Sharon Rosen and Susan Buckles Approximately one out of eight American women will develop breast cancer during their lifetime. In the U.S., it is estimated that more than 315,000 women will be diagnosed this year with breast cancer. While statistics show fewer women are dying from the disease, breast cancer still remains the second […]

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Tags: #blood tests, #breast cancer screening, #cancer detection, #cancer treatment, #Dr. Ciara O'Sullivan, #Dr. Minetta Liu, #genetic factors, #individualized therapy, #liquid biopsies, #xenografts, Beauty Study, breast cancer


November 21st, 2017

Conner’s story: sharing family history and genetic testing lead to better health for young boy and his father

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

National Family Health History Day is on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 23. While you enjoy time with your family during the holiday, it can also be a good time to learn about your family’s medical history. It could improve your health or detect conditions that run in the family. That was the case for Jeff and […]

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Tags: #CIMCon17, #Dr. Miahcel Stephens, #Individualizing Medicine 2017, #ulcerative colitis, center for individualized medicine, colon cancer, DNA Testing, Genetic Testing, genomics, individualized medicine, lynch syndrome, mayo clinic


November 16th, 2017

A Wish Realized: Genetic testing solves a family medical mystery

By Susan Buckles 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 Susan Buckles 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


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