Items Tagged ‘Dr. Stephen Scherer’

July 3, 2017

Trying to quit smoking? Genetics may help find the right plan for success

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen (@sharonhrosen)

After trying different methods, why do many people have difficulty quitting smoking? That’s a question Rachel Tyndale, Ph.D., is asking as part of her research into smoking cessation therapy. As senior scientist and head of the Pharmacogenetics Lab in the Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute at University of Toronto, Dr. Tyndale is using molecular […]

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Tags: #CIMCon17, #DNA analysis, #Dr. J. Steven Leeder, #Dr. Rachel Tyndale, #drug-gene reactions, #Individualizing Medicine 2017, #preemptive pharmacogenomics, #smoking cessation, center for individualized medicine, DNA Sequencing, Dr. Eric Matey, Dr. Liewei Wang

October 6, 2016

Individualizing Medicine Conference 2016: Day 2 Morning Session Recap

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen (@sharonhrosen)

Sharing research, clinical practice insights and networking continued at the second day of Individualizing Medicine 2016: Advancing Care Through Genomics, a conference sponsored by the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine. The 100,000 Genomes Project Mark Caulfield, FMedSci., opened the morning session with an update about the 100,000 Genomes Project, the United Kingdom’s version of the […]

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Tags: #ASD, #CIMCon16, #Mark Caulfield, #PrecisionMedicine, 100 000 Genomes Project, autism, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Stephen Scherer, Genetics, Genomics England, mayo clinic

April 19, 2016

The Genome, Autism and More Genomes

By Jeff Briggs Jeff Briggs (@JeffreyBriggs)

In 2014, about one in every 68 children in the U.S. was diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum. A neurodevelopmental disorder often characterized by impaired social interaction, verbal and non-verbal communication, and restricted and repetitive behavior, autism is known to have no single cause but it’s been known for some time that the disorder […]

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Tags: #CIMCon2016, autism, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Stephen Scherer, Genetic Testing, individualized medicine, Individualized Medicine Conference 2016, Precision Medicine, SickKids, University of Toronto

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