Items Tagged ‘Genetic Testing’

March 17, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Data show clear benefit from genetic testing before prescribing antiplatelet therapy

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

By Terri Malloy Pharmacogenomics is a valuable tool for health care providers to help prescribe the right drug for the right patient to enhance efficacy and avoid side effects. New research, funded in part by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), shows  a clear advantage of genetic testing in helping health care providers […]

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Tags: antiplatelet, antiplatelet medication, coronary heart disease, Genetic Testing, pharmacogenomics


March 7, 2021

On International Women’s Day, meet 8 trailblazing women in Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8, Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine is celebrating the inspirational women who are taking on incredible challenges and leading the way to cure, connect and transform health care. International Women’s Day is dedicated to the social, economic, political, cultural and scientific achievements of women. This year’s […]

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Tags: #women's health, ALS, cancer, Genetic Testing, genomics, neurodegenerative disorders, rare disease, womens cancer


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


January 19, 2021

Mayo researchers explore genetics behind COVID-19 outcomes

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Some patients with COVID-19 experience severe complications, such as organ damage, shortness of breath, neurological impairment and chronic fatigue. A team of researchers within Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine is contributing to the global effort of using advanced genetic sequencing to find out which genes influence disease outcomes. “Our findings will be crucial in […]

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Tags: covid-19, Genetic Testing, Genetics, Genomic Research, individualized medicine, Research


December 8, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Mayo study explores benefits of genetic testing for healthy people

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher (@colettegallagher)

More than 1 in 10 people who had predictive genomic testing ― testing that looks for genetic mutations in otherwise healthy people ― learned that they had a hereditary risk for a health condition and may benefit from preventive care, according to a recent study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. This study is the first […]

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Tags: #predictive genomics, Genetic Testing, Jennifer L. Anderson, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, Mayo Clinic Proceedings


November 25, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Grandma, gravy and genes: this Thanksgiving, learn your family’s health history

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

With Covid-19 cases rising, many families are changing their Thanksgiving Day plans to virtual gatherings to share memories, milestones and laughter. Researchers within Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine are also urging people to use part of this time to discuss their family’s health history…it could save a life. Thanksgiving Day marks Family Health History […]

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Tags: Genetic Testing, hereditary, hereditary cancer, hereditary diseases


November 11, 2020

Conquering cancer by targeting its genetic abnormalities

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Joanne Garnett has harrowing memories of that life-changing day back in 1981. She was a 39-year-old land use planner living in Wyoming when she received a call from her doctor confirming she had uterine cancer.  “I was shocked, and it was strange because I didn’t fit any profile for uterine cancer,” Garnett recalls. “I got […]

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Tags: BRCA2, genetic, Genetic Testing, hereditary cancer, lynch syndrome


November 2, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic study finds 1 in 8 patients with cancer harbor inherited genetic mutations

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Genetic testing can uncover inherited genetic mutations, and could individualize cancer therapies, improve survival, manage cancer in loved ones and push the boundaries of precision medicine. In a new study published in JAMA Oncology, scientists with Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine conducted genetic testing in more than 3,000 patients who were diagnosed with cancer […]

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Tags: cancer genomics, Cancer Research, Genetic Testing, Genetics, Individualizing Medicine, Inherited cancer, Research


September 29, 2020 · Leave a Comment

States apart, two brothers’ medical mysteries solved through genetic testing

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher (@colettegallagher)

By Noelle Schon When El Paso, Texas resident Leticia “Letty” Gutierrez met her husband David, she knew he was one in a million. The two have been married for 28 years and built a life together with three kids. Letty, a high school English teacher, says she was especially attracted to David for his wit. […]

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Tags: #Dr. Radhika Dhamija, ALS, body myopathy, frontotemporal dementia, Genetic Testing, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, rare disease


September 10, 2020

Mayo Clinic researcher finds potential target to control rare genetic disease that strikes in teen years

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Patients with a rare genetic disease called familial adenomatous polyposis, (FAP), often face debilitating challenges. Typically striking in the early teenage years, FAP is characterized by hundreds to thousands of tiny polyps forming in the colon and rectum and leading to a nearly 100% percent likelihood that they will get colon cancer without a life-altering […]

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Tags: Genetic Testing, Genetics, hereditary cancer, hereditary colon cancer, individualized medicine


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