Items Tagged ‘Dr. Konstantinos Lazaridis’

April 25, 2022

On National DNA Day, Mayo Clinic researchers put genomics into action to advance individualized medicine

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

National DNA Day on Monday, April 25, marks the discovery of DNA’s double helix in 1953 and the Human Genome Project’s completion in 2003.  For the first time, a team of scientists led by the National Institutes of Health has finished sequencing an entire human genome — all of the roughly 3 billion bases of […]

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Tags: Dr. Konstantinos Lazaridis, Genetic Sequencing, Genetic Testing, Genetics, genome, Human Genome Project


February 28, 2022

Young girl with rare disease gets life-changing diagnosis and targeted therapy at Mayo Clinic

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Araeya Sell, 13, has spent much of her childhood visiting her health care team and in the hospital. She has endured countless blood draws, scans, procedures and a surgery ― all in the search for answers to her complex symptoms.  After an exhaustive, nearly seven-year diagnostic odyssey, the Sells turned to Mayo Clinic.

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, Dr. Konstantinos Lazaridis, Dr. Pinto e Vairo, Genetics, genomics


January 18, 2022

Mayo’s COVID-19 Sequencing Command Center offers insights into ‘power of the virus’

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Tracing the genetic evolution of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is crucial for detecting and responding to emerging variants. A team of scientists within Mayo Clinic’s COVID-19 Sequencing Command Center is at the forefront of the extensive research and surveillance operation, conducting nearly 750 sequences of the COVID-19 virus each week.

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, covid-19, Dr. Konstantinos Lazaridis, Dr. Purna Kashyap, Genetic Sequencing, sequencing


October 18, 2021

Large-scale exome sequencing project spots disease-fueling mutations to save lives, accelerate discoveries

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

When Michelle Ewy, 38, received an opportunity at Mayo Clinic to get her DNA tested for genetic mutations related to breast and ovarian cancers, and other cancers and diseases, she jumped at the chance.  “I wasn’t thinking much of what the outcome would be because there has not been a prevalence of breast or ovarian […]

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Tags: BRCA2, breast cancer, Dr. Konstantinos Lazaridis, Genetic Counseling, Genetic Testing, ovarian cancer, Teresa Kruisselbrink, whole exome sequencing


October 13, 2021

Mayo Clinic collaborates with Personalis Inc. to expand cancer genomic testing

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

By Joe Dangor Mayo Clinic announced an agreement on Tuesday, Oct. 12 that will allow it to offer clinical-grade comprehensive cancer genomic sequencing to cancer patients who choose to participate. Test results will be available to patients and their treating health care providers to guide therapeutic decisions, advance cancer research, and support the development of […]

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Tags: cancer genomics, Dr. Konstantinos Lazaridis, Genetic Testing, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center


August 31, 2021

New executive director for Mayo’s Center for Individualized Medicine shares vision of further advancing genomic medicine into patient care

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Konstantinos Lazaridis, M.D., known for his significant contributions in genomic research and medicine in a quest to predict and better diagnose disease, as well as devise individualized treatments, has been named the Carlson and Nelson Endowed Executive Director for Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine. The center is widely recognized as one of the most […]

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Tags: cancer genomics, Dr. Konstantinos Lazaridis, genomics, individualized medicine, multi-omics, rare disease


November 30, 2020

Mayo study shows gene sequencing, translational research improves diagnosis rates

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher (@colettegallagher)

Many patients with unsolved medical mysteries often undergo genetic testing, but the tests do not always provide a conclusive diagnosis. The term “diagnostic odyssey” describes the series of clinical consultations and testing that patients with undiagnosed disorders often receive in search of a genetic diagnosis. To help these patients, Mayo Clinic researchers embarked on a […]

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Tags: diagnostic odyssey, Dr. Eric Klee, Dr. Konstantinos Lazaridis, gene sequencing, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, translational omics


August 27, 2019

Meet Margot Cousin, Ph.D.: Genetic detective, researcher, member of the A-team

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen (@sharonhrosen)

When a young boy arrived at Mayo Clinic after repeatedly experiencing infections that caused a fever and a rapid loss of liver function, clinicians turned to genetic testing to find the cause of the illness. Margot Cousin, Ph.D., a translational genomics researcher in the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine Translational Omics Program was among […]

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Tags: #liver cancer, acute liver failure, American Association for the Study oF Liver Disease, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Eric Klee, Dr. Konstantinos Lazaridis, Dr. Margot Cousin, Genetic Testing, genomics, Genomics Odyssey Board, individualized medicine, Liver disease


September 4, 2018

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

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen (@sharonhrosen)

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


January 2, 2018

Finding individualized treatments in liver disease and beyond

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen (@sharonhrosen)

In 1999, as a promising young physician-scientist, Konstantinos Lazaridis, M.D. was given an opportunity for additional research training as a Mayo Clinic Scholar. With the goal to establish an innovative, research program on liver disease in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology his mentors suggested he make a choice between studying human genomics and hepatitis […]

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Tags: #Dr. Eric Lander, #family registry, #Mayo Clinic Clinomics Program, #PBC, #primary biliary cholangitis, #primary scleroscing cholangitis, #PSC, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Francis Collins, Dr. Konstantinos Lazaridis, Liver disease, mayo clinic


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