Items Tagged ‘Genetics’

November 10, 2023

Pass the turkey — and your family health insights — this Thanksgiving

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Thanksgiving Day is also Family Health History Day, an annual national campaign to promote awareness of hereditary health traits in families. Has your grandmother, mother, aunt or sister had breast or ovarian cancer? Has your grandfather, father or uncle had prostate, breast or pancreatic cancer? Is there a history in your family of colon cancer, diabetes […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, Genetics, medical research


June 16, 2023

Advancing health equity with Mayo Clinic, UIUC pilot education program

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

By Amy Clay-Moore/University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Isela Villasenor and Brandon Snipe are the first two students to participate in the Mayo Clinic & Illinois Alliance’s new Health Equity Research Experience at Mayo Clinic (HERE), a pilot program for Illinois undergraduate students interested in conducting health equity research in a biomedical setting. HERE emerged from a strong educational […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, Genetics, health equity


June 1, 2023

Mayo’s Individualizing Medicine Conference highlights innovative new era of health care 

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Health care is experiencing a trailblazing phase of innovation, with individualized medicine at the forefront. The driving forces behind the transformation are technological advancements, omics discoveries and the emergence of direct-to-patient clinical trials.   “We’re really moving into an exciting new era where we’re increasingly designing therapeutics specific for individual patients, expanding access and truly impacting […]

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Tags: Biomedical research, center for individualized medicine, Genetics, genomic medicine


March 6, 2023

Unique Mayo team helping to move ‘omics’ science forward to transform patient care

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Behind the front lines of Mayo Clinic researchers who are working to cure cancer and other diseases with “omics” data is a specialized team of translational science experts helping to push these intensive experiments across the finish line.      One of these translational clinical scientists is Jan Egan, Ph.D., in Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine […]

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Tags: Biomedical research, center for individualized medicine, Genetics, genomic medicine, medical research


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


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