Items Tagged ‘DNA’

February 26, 2021

Mayo Clinic investigators pursue every clue to solve patients’ rare diseases

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

When patients’ illnesses are a mystery and their symptoms have defied a diagnosis, they often turn to Mayo Clinic. There a team of genomic-oriented clinicians and researchers within the Center for Individualized Medicine pursue every possible clue to solve these complex cases.  As many as 30 million Americans have a rare disease. Many patients search […]

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Tags: DNA, Genetic Counseling, Genetic Sequencing, Genetic Testing, multi-omics, rare disease, Rare Disease Day


April 25, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Why do diseases such as COVID-19 and cancer hit some people harder than others?

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

As the nation marks DNA Day on April 25 — commemorating the discovery of DNA’s double helix in 1953 and the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003 — Mayo Clinic researcher Nicholas Chia, Ph.D., continues to search for answers to the question of why some people are more susceptible to getting a severe […]

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Tags: cancer genomics, DNA, genomics, microbiome, rare disease


June 7, 2018 · Leave a Comment

The Human Genome Experience – Discover, eNgage, leArn

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen (@sharonhrosen)

Are you at risk for developing a hereditary cancer or rare disease? Do you have genetic factors that may affect the way you respond to certain medications? These are just some of the ways genetics may impact your health. Come learn about the genome – the complete set of instructions that help your body grow […]

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Tags: #Abraham Lincoln's DNA and Other Adventures, #Beyond the Diagnosis, #Genetic diseases, #genetic traits, #Genome exhibit, #Genome: Unlocking Life's Code, #medical education, #National Genome Research Institute, #Positive Exposure - The Spirit of Difference, #Rochester Art Center, #Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, #The Story Within


April 24, 2018 · Leave a Comment

Discover first-hand how DNA impacts your health — “Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code”

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher (@colettegallagher)

DNA does more than determine your hair color or eye color — it can provide a roadmap that can help you trace your ancestral past. Understanding more about what is in your entire DNA — the genome — can help you take charge of your health. This year marks the 15th anniversary of National DNA […]

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Tags: #Genome: Unlocking Life's Code, #Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, center for individualized medicine, DNA, Dr. Timothy Curry, Genetics, genomic medicine, genomics, mayo clinic, National DNA Day, National Human Genome Research Institute


April 10, 2018 · Leave a Comment

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

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen (@sharonhrosen)

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 27, 2018 · Leave a Comment

Putting the precision in precision medicine care for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen (@sharonhrosen)

Each year, more than 20,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, the most common type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. While the likelihood of developing the disease increases with age, men and women in all age groups and from many ethnic backgrounds can develop the disease, which can start in many areas of […]

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Tags: #blood test, #diffuse large B cell lymphoma, #Dr. Grzegorz Nowakowski, #Dr. Lisa Rimsza, #medical reearch, #Molecular Diagnostic Arizona Laboratory, #non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, center for individualized medicine, DNA, DNA Sequencing, genetic test, Genetics


March 20, 2018 · Leave a Comment

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

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen (@sharonhrosen)

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


June 1, 2017 · Leave a Comment

Mapping your DNA: Mayo patient shares her experience

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen (@sharonhrosen)

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 · Leave a Comment

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

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen (@sharonhrosen)

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


February 15, 2016 · Leave a Comment

Precision Medicine: From Double Helix to Health Care

By Jeff Briggs Jeff Briggs (@JeffreyBriggs)

  When U.S. President Barack Obama announced his Precision Medicine Initiative in 2015, he called it health care tailored to the individual, an effort to revolutionize how we improve health and treat disease. Precision Medicine was declared an innovative approach that takes into account individual differences in people’s genes, environments, and lifestyles. It gives medical […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, DNA, Hippocrates, Human Genome Project, individualized medicine, Precision Medicine


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