Items Tagged ‘gene sequencing’

September 7, 2022

What is the benefit of visiting a genetic counselor?

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

By Cynthia Weiss DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My grandmother and mother, as well as an aunt and a cousin, have had breast cancer. Another cousin was diagnosed with colon cancer recently. It has been suggested that I undergo genetic counseling to determine my cancer risk. As a young man, is genetic testing necessary for me? What benefit […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, DNA Testing, gene sequencing, Genetics, genomic medicine, individualized medicine


July 6, 2022

Do environmental exposures contribute to human diseases? 

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Mayo Clinic researchers put the exposome under the microscope to understand links between lifelong exposures and diseases.

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, DNA Testing, Dr. Konstantinos Lazaridis, exposome, gene sequencing, Genetics, genomics


June 21, 2022

Scientists unravel genetic mystery of rare neurodevelopmental disorder, provide definitive diagnoses to 21 families worldwide

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

A collaborative team of scientists led by Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine has discovered 15 additional genetic mutations in the KCNK9 gene that cause a neurodevelopmental syndrome. Symptoms of the disorder range from speech and motor impairment to behavioral abnormalities, intellectual disability and distinctive facial features.

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Tags: #neurological disorders, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Margot Cousin, gene sequencing, genomics, medical research, personalized medicine


April 19, 2022

Iftikhar Kullo, M.D. to serve on National Advisory Council on Human Genome Research

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher (@colettegallagher)

Iftikhar Kullo, MD., has been invited to serve on the National Advisory Council on Human Genome Research (NACHGR) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), by the Hon’ble Xavier Becerra, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), for a term beginning immediately and ending September 30, 2024. The Council advises the DHHS, the […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, DNA Testing, Dr. Iftikhar Kullo, gene sequencing, Genetics, genomics, individualized medicine, medical research


March 31, 2022

Mayo Clinic patient grateful after genetic test leads to unexpected, early detection of colon cancer

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Alejandro Mirazo, 56, never imagined his genetic test results would reveal a hereditary link to cancer, or that his findings would potentially save his life. He had participated in a preemptive DNA research sequencing study for Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine in fall 2021 solely to contribute to medical research. As a Mexican American, he also wanted to add diversity to Mayo Clinic’s genomic dataset.

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, DNA Testing, gene sequencing, Genetics, genomic medicine, medical research, personalized medicine


March 24, 2022

What you should know about genetics, colorectal cancer

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara Colorectal cancer begins when healthy cells in the colon or rectum develop mutations, or changes, in their DNA. These damaged cells then become cancerous, grow and divide uncontrollably, and form a tumor. Genetic factors play a role in this process. Some gene mutations passed through generations of your family can increase […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, colon cancer, DNA Testing, Dr. Niloy "Jewel" Samadder, gene sequencing, Genetics, genomic medicine, hereditary colon cancer


December 28, 2021

10 Significant Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine studies of 2021

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

It has been an impactful year of genomic and multi-omic research and scientific discoveries in Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine. While much focus in 2021 was centered on advancing the knowledge of COVID-19, Mayo scientists and physician have also worked to develop individualized treatments, prevention measures and diagnostics for patients with rare and undiagnosed diseases, cancer and other illnesses. 

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, DNA Testing, gene sequencing, Genetics, genomic medicine, genomics


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


December 30, 2019

In Florida, a powerhouse of cancer research

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

By Sara Nick The Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, which spans Mayo Clinic’s Arizona, Florida and Minnesota locations, has 10 distinct research programs funded by the National Cancer Institute that are centered on broad areas such as immunology and gene therapy, or specific tumor types such as brain and gastrointestinal. Each research topic is treated with a multidisciplinary approach that ties together science, clinical relevance […]

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Tags: #gastrointestinal cancer, cancer, Cancer Research, gene sequencing, immunology


April 15, 2016

5 Things You Need to Know about Genetic Testing

By Jeff Briggs Jeff Briggs (@JeffreyBriggs)

When you provide just one sample of your DNA, researchers are able to use it to learn more about your health history, assess your chances of contracting certain diseases and even gain a better understanding of the importance family history can play in your health outlook. It sounds futuristic, but it is all very real. […]

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Tags: Bioethics, center for individualized medicine, DNA Sequencing, Dr. Richard Sharp, gene sequencing, Genetic Testing, Genome Sequencing


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