Items Tagged ‘Genetics’

December 28, 2022

3 impactful Mayo Clinic cancer research studies of 2022

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

In 2022, Mayo Clinic physicians and scientists interrogated the genome, exome, proteome, epigenome, exposome, transcriptome and more with remarkable depth to shed new light on the hidden biological signatures of cancer. Using artificial intelligence and a wealth of multi-omics data, the pioneering teams of researchers worked side by side to pave a path for potential […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, Genetics, genomic medicine, personalized medicine


December 22, 2022

Genetic counseling after cancer diagnosis

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

By Cynthia Weiss DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer two months ago. My oncologist recommended that I undergo genetic testing as part of the treatment plan. Why is this recommended since I already have cancer? What is the benefit of testing? And what information will it provide? ANSWER: Genetic counseling can be an important part […]

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


December 16, 2022

NIH’s All of Us Research Program returns health-related DNA results to participants

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher (@colettegallagher)

The National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) All of Us Research Program has begun returning personalized health-related DNA results to more than 155,000 participants. The reports detail whether participants have an increased risk for specific health conditions and how their bodies might process certain medications. The All of Us Research Program collects participants’ blood, urine, and saliva samples. These biosamples […]

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Tags: All of Us Research Program, center for individualized medicine, Genetics, mayo clinic, medical research, National Institutes of Health


November 22, 2022

Gather your family health history this Thanksgiving; it could save your life

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Thanksgiving Day marks Family Health History Day, an annual national public health campaign to encourage people to better understand what health characteristics run in their families. Has your mother, sister or grandmother had breast or ovarian cancer? Has your father had prostate cancer? Is there a history of colon cancer, diabetes or high cholesterol in your family? If so, you also could be at risk.

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


October 10, 2022

Researchers investigate precision nutrition to improve health, prevent diseases 

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Could prescribing specific nutrients, grains, fruits and vegetables tailored to a person’s DNA and other biological characteristics help improve their health? Precision nutrition is taking center stage at Mayo Clinic’s upcoming Individualizing Medicine Conference on Nov. 2-3, 2022, in Rochester, Minnesota, where some of the world’s top experts will share their knowledge of the potential […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, Genetics, genomic medicine, genomics, medical research, precision nutrition


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


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