Items Tagged ‘gene sequencing’

5 Things You Need to Know about Genetic Testing

April 15th, 2016

5 Things You Need to Know about Genetic Testing

By 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


February 11th, 2016

Next-Generation Sequencing: Targeted Panels Versus Whole Exome Sequencing

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

  Next-generation sequencing is becoming more prominent in the clinical laboratory, something we reported on recently on the Center for Individualized Medicine blog. With its unprecedented throughput, scalability, and speed, next-generation sequencing enables researchers to study biological systems at a level never before possible. Today’s complex genomic research questions demand a depth of information beyond […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, DNA, DNA Sequencing, Dr. Brian Dawson, Dr. Eric Klee, Dr. Matthew Ferber, gene sequencing, mayo medical laboratories, MML, next generation sequencing, whole exome sequencing


July 16th, 2015

Test for Diagnosing Fibrolamellar Carcinoma Yields 100-Percent Accuracy

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

A  fusion gene is a hybrid gene formed from two previously separate genes. It can occur as a result of translocation, interstitial deletion or chromosomal inversion. Known to scientists since 1960, fusion genes can contribute to tumor formation because fusion genes can produce much more active abnormal protein than non-fusion genes. Often, fusion genes are […]

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Tags: cancer, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Rondell Graham, Fibrolamellar Carcinoma, gene sequencing, Genetic Testing, Precision Medicine


February 18th, 2015

Biobanking and Precision Medicine

By Center for Individualized Medicine samuelsmith5209

    Mayo Clinic is excited about the national focus on individualized medicine and what the future holds. More than half ($130 million) of the total $215 million budget request, put forth by President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative, is for a national biobanking initiative that draws on existing collections across the country. Mayo Clinic has among […]

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Tags: biomarker, biomarkers, cancer, center for individualized medicine, DNA, dna test, DNA Testing, gene sequencing, Genetics, genome, genome science, Genome Sequencing


February 10th, 2015

Building a National Cohort for Precision Medicine

By Center for Individualized Medicine samuelsmith5209

    With the State of the Union announcement of the $215 Million Precision Medicine Initiative, one of the most exciting aspects of the Initiative was the call for a national cohort for research and genomic sequencing. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) will be hosting a two-day workshop starting tomorrow, February 11th, of which […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, DNA, DNA Sequencing, dna test, DNA Testing, gene sequencing, genetic, Genetics, genome, genome science, Genome Sequencing, Genomic


January 30th, 2015

National Unveiling of Precision Medicine Initiative

By Center for Individualized Medicine samuelsmith5209

  Former Medical Director of the Center for Individualized Clinic, Gianrico Farrugia, is currently in the East Room of the White House awaiting the unveiling of the Precision Medicine Initiative. Mayo Clinic is excited about the national focus on individualized medicine, and what the future holds with this $215 million investment. The Precision Medicine Initiative […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, DNA, DNA Sequencing, dna test, DNA Testing, gene sequencing, genetic, Genetics, genome, genome science, Genome Sequencing, Genomic


January 28th, 2015

How the President’s Precision Medicine Plan Might Help You

By Center for Individualized Medicine samuelsmith5209

  Article Originally Feature on Washington Post by Lenny Bernstein     In his hour-long State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Obama spent a few seconds announcing a “Precision Medicine Initiative,” but did little to explain what he has in mind. Background materials distributed by the White House show that Obama wants to […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, DNA, DNA Sequencing, dna test, DNA Testing, gene sequencing, Genetics, genome, genome science, Genome Sequencing, Genomic, genomic medicine


January 26th, 2015

New Exam For Dense Breast Tissue Nearly Quadruple Detection For Invasive Breast Cancers

By Center for Individualized Medicine samuelsmith5209

A new breast imaging technique pioneered at Mayo Clinic nearly quadruples detection rates of invasive breast cancers in women with dense breast tissue, according to the results of a major study published this week in the American Journal of Roentgenology.   Molecular Breast Imaging (MBI) is a supplemental imaging technology designed to find tumors that […]

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Tags: breast cancer, cancer, center for individualized medicine, Dense Breast, DNA, DNA Sequencing, dna test, DNA Testing, gene sequencing, Genetics, genome, genome science


January 22nd, 2015

The President’s Precision Medicine Plan & How it Might Help You

By Center for Individualized Medicine samuelsmith5209

Article Originally Written for The Washington Post By Lenny Bernstein   In his hour-long State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Obama spent a few seconds announcing a “Precision Medicine Initiative,” but did little to explain what he has in mind. Background materials distributed by the White House show that Obama wants to invest […]

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Tags: Bioethics, biomarker, biomarkers, center for individualized medicine, DNA, DNA Sequencing, dna test, DNA Testing, gene sequencing, genetic, Genetics, genome


Next Generation Sequencing Targeted RAS/RAF Gene Panel

January 15th, 2015

Next Generation Sequencing Targeted RAS/RAF Gene Panel

By Center for Individualized Medicine samuelsmith5209

    Mayo Clinic has now developed, through utilizing next generation sequencing, a multi-gene panel to evaluate for somatic mutations within the BRAF, HRAS, NRAS, and KRAS genes associated with cancer. This test can be ordered to identify tumors that may respond to targeted therapies by assessing multiple gene targets simultaneously, mutations that may help determine prognosis for […]

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Tags: Bioethics, biomarker, biomarkers, cancer, center for individualized medicine, DNA, DNA Sequencing, dna test, DNA Testing, gene sequencing, genetic, Genetics


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