Items Tagged ‘Genetic Testing’

January 28, 2020

Individualized care for psychiatric disorders — Mayo Clinic Biobank + genetic testing could pave the way

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

Patients suffering from depression, anxiety and substance use disorders often search for years to find treatment. Studies have shown that during this time gap, patients’ symptoms worsen, increasing their risk for other chronic illnesses, shortened lifespan and poor quality of life. Mayo Clinic statistical geneticist Joanna Biernacka, Ph.D. and her colleagues are working to change […]

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Tags: #Mayo Clinic Biobank, anxiety, center for individualized medicine, depression, Genetic Testing, genomics, Joanna Biernacka, mayo clinic, Project Generation, psychiatric disorders, risk score, substance abuse disorder


December 23, 2019

Meet Eric Matey, Pharm.D., R.Ph.: moving drug-gene testing into clinical care

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

If you’ve picked up a prescription from your local pharmacy, you may have spoken with a pharmacist about how and when to take a medication or its potential side effects. At Mayo Clinic, pharmacists perform these same tasks, but their role extends much further by helping move genomics discoveries into clinical care.   “Our pharmacy team […]

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Tags: #drug-gene interactions, #RIGHT 10K study, center for individualized medicine, Center for Individualized Medicine Pharmacogenomics Program, Eric Matey, Genetic Testing, genomics, individualized medicine, mayo clinic, pharmacy


November 28, 2019

For one patient, sharing her family medical history led to lifesaving care

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

When Stephanie Van Doren first visited Mayo Clinic’s campus in Florida, she was seeking care for digestive issues. But after hearing Van Doren’s family medical history and completing a clinical evaluation, gastroenterologist Timothy Woodward, M.D. recognized that she may also be at risk for a potentially fatal heart condition, aortic dissection. Genetic testing confirmed that […]

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Tags: #aortic dissection, #family medical history, #hereditary diseases, #Stephanie Van Doren, center for individualized medicine, Genetic Testing, genomics, Heart Disease, mayo clinic, Timothy Woodward


November 14, 2019

Genetic counselors offer a human experience, guidance for patients

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

Who should have genetic testing? Which testing option is best for each individual? These are all questions that genetic counselors can answer. They play a key role in educating patients and physicians about how genetic testing can be used to guide medical care. “Mayo Clinic genetic counselors are those members of the health care team […]

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Tags: #genetic disorders, #hereditary diseases, #Mayo Clinic Department of Clinical Genomics, center for individualized medicine, Genetic Counselor Awareness Day, Genetic Counselors, Genetic Testing, genomics, Jessica Tarnowski, Joan Steyermark, mayo clinic, preemptive genetic testing


October 23, 2019

Finding the needle in the haystack: a tool for rare inherited diseases

By Barbara J. Toman Barbara J. Toman

Individualized medicine has had notable success in identifying DNA mutations that cause cancer. But rare inherited diseases pose an even bigger challenge. Like a needle in a haystack, the cause of a rare inherited disease is often deeply buried, in the DNA that comprises genes or controls their expression. Now however, Mayo Clinic’s Center for […]

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Tags: #Gavin Oliver, biioinformatics, center for individualized medicine, fusion transcript detection, fusion transcription, Genetic Testing, genomics, inherited rare diseases, mayo clinic, RNA sequencing


October 21, 2019

What men need to know about breast cancer risk

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher

Male breast cancer is a rare disease, comprising 1% of all breast cancers, but the number of men diagnosed is on the rise. “And there is an increasing appreciation of differences in the tumor biology of female breast cancer versus male breast cancer,” says Siddhartha Yadav, M.D., co-author of a Mayo Clinic study published in […]

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Tags: Genetic Testing, genomics, hereditary breast cancer, hereditary cancer, Male breast cancer, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, Sarah Kroc, Siddhartha Yadav


October 4, 2019

Individualized diets help patients with inherited metabolic disorders

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

Solving a puzzle to find the right diet and nutrition supplements to maintain health – that’s how Suzanne Boyer describes her role as a dietitian In the Inborn Errors of Metabolism Clinic within Mayo Clinic’s Department of Clinical Genomics. She works alongside physicians, geneticists and genetic counselors to develop individualized diet prescriptions for patients with […]

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Tags: #Dr. Brendan Lanpher, #individualized diets, #Mayo Clinic Department of Clinical Genomics, center for individualized medicine, Genetic Testing, genomics, individualized nutrition plans, inherited metabolic disorders, maple syrup urine disease, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Inborn Errors of Metabolism Clinic, metabolic disorders


August 27, 2019

Meet Margot Cousin, Ph.D.: Genetic detective, researcher, member of the A-team

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

When a young boy arrived at Mayo Clinic after repeatedly experiencing infections that caused a fever and a rapid loss of liver function, clinicians turned to genetic testing to find the cause of the illness. Margot Cousin, Ph.D., a translational genomics researcher in the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine Translational Omics Program was among […]

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Tags: #liver cancer, acute liver failure, American Association for the Study oF Liver Disease, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Eric Klee, Dr. Konstantinos Lazaridis, Dr. Margot Cousin, Genetic Testing, genomics, Genomics Odyssey Board, individualized medicine, Liver disease


August 13, 2019

An artificial intelligence tool to improve pancreatic cancer outcomes

By Barbara J. Toman Barbara J. Toman

Only 9% of people with pancreatic cancer live for five years after diagnosis. “That is an abysmally low number, probably the worst in human cancers,” says Michael Wallace, M.D., a digestive disease specialist and a researcher within the Center for Individualized Medicine at the Mayo Clinic campus in Florida. “We want to get that rate […]

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Tags: #algorithm, #Artificial Intelligence, #Champions for Hope, #digestive diseases, #Dr. Michael Wallace, #Florida Cancer Coalition, #National Comprehensive Cancer Network, #University of Central Florida, cancer screening, center for individualized medicine, Florida Pancreas Cancer Coalition, Genetic Testing


July 23, 2019

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

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

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


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