Items Tagged ‘Genetics’

March 23, 2016

New Mayo Clinic Department of Clinical Genomics

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

Genetics. Genomics. The terms sound alike, and they are often used interchangeably. Both play roles in health and disease. But there are some important distinctions between genetics and genomics. Genetics is the study of heredity, of how individual traits — such as red hair or cystic fibrosis — are transmitted from one generation to the […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, Department of Clinical Genomics, Department of Medical Genetics, Dr. Dusica Babovic-Vuksanovic, Dr. Keith Stewart, Genetics, genomics


December 11, 2015

CIM’s Katherine Burbank Receives ISONG’s Founders Award

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

Nurses have been called the beating heart of our medical system by President Barack Obama. With advances in genetics and genomics being translated into practice every day, the demand is growing for nurses to bring their considerable skills and expertise to genomic medicine. One genetic nurse who is doing that at an exemplary level is […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, Founder Award, Genetic nursing, Genetics, International Society of Nursing Genetics, ISONG, Katherine Burbank, Katie Burbank


August 18, 2015

Mayo Clinic Joins Illumina, Warburg Pincus, and Sutter Hill Ventures to Form Helix to Accelerate Consumer Adoption of Genomics

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

The Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine will educate consumers on their genetic data The Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine is collaborating with Helix, a new company based in San Francisco, to develop applications initially focused on educating consumers about their genetic data and health-related information. Helix aims to empower consumers to discover insights […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, Dr. Keith Stewart, genetic education, Genetics, Helix, Illumina, individualized medicine, personalized medicine, Precision Medicine, Sutter Hill Venture, Warburg Pincus


Center for Individualized Medicine Represented at International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories

May 4, 2015

Center for Individualized Medicine Represented at International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

When the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER) convenes this week for its annual meeting, members will hear from two Mayo Clinic speakers on its biobank repository and be able to visit with representatives on how the Biobank may be able to help their research needs. ISBER is the largest international forum that […]

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Tags: Biobank, Biorepositories, center for individualized medicine, Genetics, individualized medicine, Precision Medicine


May 1, 2015

“Patients Need Cutting-Edge Research”

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

“Patients need cutting-edge research,” Mayo Clinic vice president and Mayo Clinic Arizona CEO Wyatt Decker, M.D., said after speaking to a full auditorium at the Milken Institute Global Conference this week. Dr. Decker spoke as part of a panel of experts on the topic of “Breakthrough Medicine: Will Finding a Cure Be Just the Start […]

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Tags: cancer, center for individualized medicine, Genetics, individualized medicine, personalized medicine, Precision Medicine, whole genome sequencing, Wyatt Decker MD


April 26, 2015

Does Precision Medicine Hold “Cure” for Cancer? Mayo Clinic’s Wyatt Decker, M.D., Joins Experts to Discuss

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

Earlier this year, President Barack Obama called for a $215 million dollar investment in precision medicine with $70 million of that focused on National Cancer Institute activities to use genomics to improve cancer treatment. Mayo Clinic has been at the forefront of an individualized medicine strategy using state-of-the-art genomics, pharmacogenomics and other approaches for some […]

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Tags: cancer, Genetics, Genome Sequencing, individualized medicine, mayo clinic, personalized medicine, Wyatt Decker MD


February 26, 2015

World Rare Disease Day 2015

By Center for Individualized Medicine samuelsmith5209

  Following the Rare Disease Day theme Living with a Rare Disease, the 2015 video poignantly recognises the millions of families, friends and carers whose daily lives are impacted by rare diseases.     A big round of applause goes out to the many individuals involved in the creation of the video. Special thanks to video […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, Genetics, genome, genomic medicine, genomics, individualized medicine, Individualized Medicine Clinic, IndividualizedMedicine, mayo clinic, personal genomics, personalized care, personalized medicine


February 18, 2015

Biobanking and Precision Medicine

By Center for Individualized Medicine samuelsmith5209

    Mayo Clinic is excited about the national focus on individualized medicine and what the future holds. More than half ($130 million) of the total $215 million budget request, put forth by President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative, is for a national biobanking initiative that draws on existing collections across the country. Mayo Clinic has among […]

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Tags: biomarker, biomarkers, cancer, center for individualized medicine, DNA, dna test, DNA Testing, gene sequencing, Genetics, genome, genome science, Genome Sequencing


February 10, 2015

Building a National Cohort for Precision Medicine

By Center for Individualized Medicine samuelsmith5209

    With the State of the Union announcement of the $215 Million Precision Medicine Initiative, one of the most exciting aspects of the Initiative was the call for a national cohort for research and genomic sequencing. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) will be hosting a two-day workshop starting tomorrow, February 11th, of which […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, DNA, DNA Sequencing, dna test, DNA Testing, gene sequencing, genetic, Genetics, genome, genome science, Genome Sequencing, Genomic


January 30, 2015

National Unveiling of Precision Medicine Initiative

By Center for Individualized Medicine samuelsmith5209

  Former Medical Director of the Center for Individualized Clinic, Gianrico Farrugia, is currently in the East Room of the White House awaiting the unveiling of the Precision Medicine Initiative. Mayo Clinic is excited about the national focus on individualized medicine, and what the future holds with this $215 million investment. The Precision Medicine Initiative […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, DNA, DNA Sequencing, dna test, DNA Testing, gene sequencing, genetic, Genetics, genome, genome science, Genome Sequencing, Genomic


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