Items Tagged ‘Genetics’

September 15, 2022

Designing Personalized Vaccines to Combat Cancer

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Mayo Clinic researchers are working to develop personalized therapeutic cancer vaccines that can potentially target each person’s distinctive tumor characteristics. The new approach, built on advances in genomic research and data analytics, holds transformative potential to boost the power of the immune system to identify and attack cancer cells. 

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Tags: Cancer Research, cancer vaccine, center for individualized medicine, Genetics, medical research, neoantigen, personalized medicine


September 7, 2022

What is the benefit of visiting a genetic counselor?

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

By Cynthia Weiss DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My grandmother and mother, as well as an aunt and a cousin, have had breast cancer. Another cousin was diagnosed with colon cancer recently. It has been suggested that I undergo genetic counseling to determine my cancer risk. As a young man, is genetic testing necessary for me? What benefit […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, DNA Testing, gene sequencing, Genetics, genomic medicine, individualized medicine


July 25, 2022

Mayo Clinic researchers pinpoint genetic variations that might sway course of COVID-19

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Researchers at Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine have discovered key human genomic signatures that could help explain why COVID-19 is severe in some people and mild in others. After analyzing volumes of diverse worldwide DNA sequence data, the scientists identified mutations in two human proteins that might sway the course of SARS-CoV-2 — the […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, covid-19, Genetics, genomics, individualized medicine, mayo clinic, personalized medicine


July 20, 2022

2022 Gerstner Awardee to investigate dual CAR-T cell therapy for multiple myeloma cancer

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Dr. Sakemura is working to advance immunotherapy efficacy in multiple myeloma cancer by uncovering treatment resistance mechanisms and developing a more potent immunotherapy approach. His strategy focuses on simultaneously targeting cancer cells and the ecosystem surrounding each tumor, known as the tumor microenvironment. 

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, Genetics, genomics, individualized medicine, medical research, Multiple Myeloma


July 15, 2022

BA.5 omicron variant fueling latest COVID-19 surge

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

A team of scientists within Mayo Clinic’s COVID-19 Sequencing Command Center is at the forefront of tracing the genetic evolution of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The extensive research and surveillance operation involves conducting hundreds of sequences of the COVID-19 virus each week.

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, covid-19, Genetics, genomics, individualized medicine, medical research


July 6, 2022

Do environmental exposures contribute to human diseases? 

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Mayo Clinic researchers put the exposome under the microscope to understand links between lifelong exposures and diseases.

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, DNA Testing, Dr. Konstantinos Lazaridis, exposome, gene sequencing, Genetics, genomics


June 13, 2022

Native American’s genetic test results at Mayo Clinic reveal surprise lineage to ancient tribe   

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Mayo Clinic working to advance health equity among Native Americans, Alaska Natives Schyler Martin, a member of the Munsee Band of Mohicans in Minnesota, was surprised and excited when his recent Mayo Clinic genetic test results revealed he has distinctive DNA lineage to an ancient group of Native Americans known as the Beringians. According to […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, DNA Testing, Dr. Konstantinos Lazaridis, Genetic Testing, Genetics, genomic medicine, individualized medicine, medical research, tapestry


April 25, 2022

On National DNA Day, Mayo Clinic researchers put genomics into action to advance individualized medicine

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

National DNA Day on Monday, April 25, marks the discovery of DNA’s double helix in 1953 and the Human Genome Project’s completion in 2003.  For the first time, a team of scientists led by the National Institutes of Health has finished sequencing an entire human genome — all of the roughly 3 billion bases of […]

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Tags: Dr. Konstantinos Lazaridis, Genetic Sequencing, Genetic Testing, Genetics, genome, Human Genome Project


April 19, 2022

Iftikhar Kullo, M.D. to serve on National Advisory Council on Human Genome Research

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher (@colettegallagher)

Iftikhar Kullo, MD., has been invited to serve on the National Advisory Council on Human Genome Research (NACHGR) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), by the Hon’ble Xavier Becerra, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), for a term beginning immediately and ending September 30, 2024. The Council advises the DHHS, the […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, DNA Testing, Dr. Iftikhar Kullo, gene sequencing, Genetics, genomics, individualized medicine, medical research


March 31, 2022

Mayo Clinic patient grateful after genetic test leads to unexpected, early detection of colon cancer

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Alejandro Mirazo, 56, never imagined his genetic test results would reveal a hereditary link to cancer, or that his findings would potentially save his life. He had participated in a preemptive DNA research sequencing study for Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine in fall 2021 solely to contribute to medical research. As a Mexican American, he also wanted to add diversity to Mayo Clinic’s genomic dataset.

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, DNA Testing, gene sequencing, Genetics, genomic medicine, medical research, personalized medicine


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