Items Tagged ‘Genetic Counseling’

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

July 23, 2019 · Leave a Comment

From ancestry to health traits – how do I know if genetic testing may be right for me?

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen (@sharonhrosen)

Article by Shannon Wieloch Last month we posted a blog on helpful tips to know before taking a DNA test. In part II of this topic, we delve deeper into the types of genetic testing commonly available to help you decide what type of testing may be right for you. Some genetic tests inform you […]

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Tags: #disease risk, #drug-gene reactions, #Genetic diseases, #hereditary diseases, ancestry, at home DNA tests, carrier screening, center for individualized medicine, direct-to-consumer genetic tests, dna test, Genetic Counseling, Genetic Counselor

March 26, 2019 · 1 Comment

Lifesaving information – genetic testing reveals risk, steps to prevent aortic dissection

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen (@sharonhrosen)

Stephanie Van Doren never realized that taking 30 mile bike rides in the Florida heat was putting her life at risk. But, care for digestive problems also uncovered that she was at risk for an aortic dissection, a potentially fatal condition that could occur with intense exercise. Her care team at Mayo Clinic’s campus in […]

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Tags: #aortic dissection, #Dr. Timothy Woodward, #family medical history, #genetic risk factors, #hereditary diseases, #Sarah Macklin, #Stephanie Van Doren, #thoracic aortic aneurysm, center for individualized medicine, Genetic Counseling, Genetic Testing, mayo clinic

August 29, 2017 · Leave a Comment

Exploring ethical issues to improve reproductive health

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen (@sharonhrosen)

New genomic technologies offer great promise for better diagnostic tests and treatments for many conditions. But they also pose new ethical questions – ones physicians and patients must address when making decisions about medical care. For example, genetic tests can determine if a couple is at risk of having a child with a genetic condition. […]

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Tags: #Center for Individualized Medicine Bioethics Program, #CIMCon17, #developmental pediatric services, #Down syndrome, #Dr. Megan Allyse, #Genetic diseases, #genetic disorders, #Genomic analysis, #Individualizing Medicine 2017, #Klinefelter syndrome, #perinatal testing, #prenatal genetic testing

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 25, 2017 · Leave a Comment

The patient perspective: seeking answers with genetic testing

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen (@sharonhrosen)

Many patients and their families search for years for answers to undiagnosed medical conditions, hoping for a diagnosis and treatment to help relieve often debilitating symptoms. Some of these patients may be candidates for whole exome sequencing, a genetic test that looks at the estimated 20,000 genes that may give us an answer to the […]

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Tags: #rare diseases, #rare genetic diseases, center for individualized medicine, DNA Sequencing, Genetic Counseling, Genetic Testing, mayo clinic, Teresa Kruisselbrink, whole exome sequencing

December 8, 2016 · Leave a Comment

Wearing many hats: genetic counselors play multiple roles in the laboratory setting

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen (@sharonhrosen)

Traditionally genetic counselors have worked in the clinical setting, meeting with patients to discuss their risk for developing genetic diseases or helping them understand the genetic factors behind their health condition. With new discoveries about the impact of genetics on health and disease, the many roles that genetic counselors can play continue to expand. New […]

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Tags: #laboratory counseling, #Teressa Kruisselbrink, center for individualized medicine, DNA Testing, Genetic Counseling, Genetic Counselors, Genetic Testing, mayo clinic

November 21, 2016 · Leave a Comment

Making a Difference: Students Are Inspired for Careers in Genetics, Precision Medicine

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen (@sharonhrosen)

Being a genetic counselor is almost like being a sleuth. Genetic counselors work alongside physicians to help patients understand how their genetic test results may provide answers to often mysterious illnesses. As DNA testing becomes a more routine part of patient care, the need for genetic counselors and other health care providers versed in genomics […]

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Tags: #Caer Rorher Vitek, #CIMCon16, #Dr. Kelsey Metzger, #Individualized Medicine 2016: Advancing Care Through Genomics, #individualized mediicne, #medical education, #Precision Mediicne, center for individualized medicine, Genetic Counseling, Genetic Testing, mayo clinic, personalized medicine

September 20, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Patient and Public Symposium Recap

By Jeff Briggs Jeff Briggs (@JeffreyBriggs)

Why is family history important when discussing genomic medicine? What does right drug, right dose at the right time mean? Don’t doctors always do that? Why is my DNA important to understanding and treating my father’s diabetes and my brother’s depression? How can pharmacogenomics help with my mother’s cancer treatment? What the heck does any […]

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Tags: cancer, center for individualized medicine, CGC, DNA, Dr. Eric Matey, Dr. Matthew Ferber, Dr. Svetomir Markovic, Dr. Timothy Curry, genetic, Genetic Counseling, genomics, Geoffrey Beek

August 10, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Certified Genetic Counselor: Educator, Adviser, Ally

By Jeff Briggs Jeff Briggs (@JeffreyBriggs)

When a person comes to the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, one of the most important people he or she will meet is a certified genetic counselor (CGC). But what is a certified genetic counselor and why is that person important to the care and treatment a patient will receive at CIM? Specialists who […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, certified genetic counselors, CGC, Genetic Counseling, Genetic Counselors, IndividualizedMedicine, personalized medicine, Precision Medicine

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