Items Tagged ‘#Genetic diseases’

July 23, 2019

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

By 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


June 7, 2018

The Human Genome Experience – Discover, eNgage, leArn

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Are you at risk for developing a hereditary cancer or rare disease? Do you have genetic factors that may affect the way you respond to certain medications? These are just some of the ways genetics may impact your health. Come learn about the genome – the complete set of instructions that help your body grow […]

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Tags: #Abraham Lincoln's DNA and Other Adventures, #Beyond the Diagnosis, #Genetic diseases, #genetic traits, #Genome exhibit, #Genome: Unlocking Life's Code, #medical education, #National Genome Research Institute, #Positive Exposure - The Spirit of Difference, #Rochester Art Center, #Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, #The Story Within


December 12, 2017

4 key things to know about the possibilities, pitfalls of gene editing

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Gene editing has captivated scientists and medical providers with tantalizing visions of wiping out debilitating inherited diseases. Could conditions like Huntington’s disease, for example, be cured by using a tool that acts as a “molecular scissors” to remove and replace disease-causing DNA? Or, would gene editing tempt some to engineer designer babies […]

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Tags: #CRISPR-Cas9, #Dr. Megan Allyse, #Genetic diseases, #Inherited disease, Bioethics, gene editing, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine


August 29, 2017

Exploring ethical issues to improve reproductive health

By 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


January 17, 2017

Should healthy people consider genetic testing?

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Advances in genomic technology have made DNA tests faster and less expensive. That puts genetic testing within reach for many patients. But, if you’re healthy, should you consider DNA testing as part of your routine care? Could understanding your genetics improve screening, diagnosis, treatment or maybe even prevent you from developing a disease such as […]

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Tags: #disease predictors, #Dr. Noralane Lindor, #Genetic data, #Genetic diseases, center for individualized medicine, DNA Testing, Dr. Stephen Thibodeau, Genetic Testing, mayo clinic, medical research, whole genome sequencing


January 12, 2017

Understanding DNA Sequencing: how it may improve your health now and in the future

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Many people set improving health as one of their goals for the new year. If that’s you, you may be wondering if the latest advances in genetic testing could guide your health care decisions. Should you have your DNA sequenced? What can genetic testing tell you about your current and future health? It can be […]

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Tags: #DNA sequencing tests, #Dr. Brendan Lanpher, #Genetic diseases, #Genetic tests, #rare diseases, cancer, center for individualized medicine, mayo clinic, medical research


December 29, 2016

Know the Facts: Learn Your Family Medical History to Improve Your Health

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

As you spend time with relatives over the holidays, take time to learn more about your family medical history – it could save your life. Is there a history of cancer or high blood pressure in your family? If so, you might be at risk. Do you know about any serious health conditions that your […]

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Tags: #family medical history, #Genetic diseases, #Jessica Jackson, center for individualized medicine, mayo clinic, medical research, Precision Medicine


September 19, 2016

Towards Precision Medicine: Dr. Euan Ashley Shares His Vision for Advancing Individualized Patient Care

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

How can the rapid advances in DNA sequencing technologies and genomic discoveries that have occurred over the past decade be used to  improve patient care for a broader range of conditions and diseases? While many genetic causes for disease have been identified, can researchers adapt technologies and analytical methods to make even more discoveries that […]

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Tags: #CIMCon16, #clinical genomics, #CysticFibrosis, #Genetic diseases, #Genomics data, #MayoClinicCIM, #Stanford, cancer, center for individualized medicine, DNA Sequencing, Dr. Euan Ashley, genomics


September 14, 2016

Navigating a Genetic Maze for Clues to Solve a Mystery: The challenges and rewards of genetic counseling

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Article by Colette Rector, Public Affairs Updated Nov. 2018 All of us walk around with billions of pieces of genetic information stored in our DNA. This information explains everything from our eye color to the shapes of our faces to the length of our bones. If sequenced and understood, genetics can also point to the […]

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Tags: #Careers in genetic counseling, #Diagnostic Odyssey Clinic, #DNA analysis, #Genetic diseases, #Genomics data, center for individualized medicine, DNA Sequencing, Genetic Counselors, mayo clinic, Precision Medicine, Teresa Kruisselbrink


August 24, 2016

Conference Opportunities in Genomics, Informatics and Precision Medicine, Oct. 3-7, 2016

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Registration is now available for multiple education opportunities October 3-7, 2016, in Rochester, Minn. Join us for a week of genomic and precision medicine updates, as well as clinically relevant presentations you won’t want to miss. Oct. 3-4, 2016 First, attend BaseSpace Suite Summit, hosted by Illumina to learn about an integrated approach to informatics. […]

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Tags: #BaseSpace Suite Summit, #CIMCon16, #Genetic diseases, #Genomic data, #Individualizing Medicine 2016: Advancing Care Through Genomics, #Informatics, #Schwannamatosis, #Upper Midwest Clinical Genetics and Minnesota Neurofibromatosis Symposium, Bioinformatics, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Dusica Babovic-Vuksanovic, genomics


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