Items Tagged ‘Genome Sequencing’

5 Things You Need to Know about Genetic Testing

April 15th, 2016

5 Things You Need to Know about Genetic Testing

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

When you provide just one sample of your DNA, researchers are able to use it to learn more about your health history, assess your chances of contracting certain diseases and even gain a better understanding of the importance family history can play in your health outlook. It sounds futuristic, but it is all very real. […]

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Tags: Bioethics, center for individualized medicine, DNA Sequencing, Dr. Richard Sharp, gene sequencing, Genetic Testing, Genome Sequencing


January 19th, 2016

How Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine Is Impacting Patient Care

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

By Paldeep Atwal, M.B., Ch.B. It’s been over a decade since the human genome was first sequenced. In that time, we have seen a great deal of progress take place as we head toward genomic medicine. But what does it actually look like, and what still needs to happen to get us there? After the […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, Dr. Paldeep Atwal, Genetic Counselor, Genome Sequencing, genomics, individualized medicine, Individualized Medicine Clinic, personalized medicine, Precision Medicine, whole genome sequencing


December 29th, 2015

Delivering on the Promise of Precision Medicine: 2015 Year in Review

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

  2015 was the year of precision medicine. “Individualized medicine is already providing profound changes in how we treat patients,” said Keith Stewart, M.B., Ch.B., the Carlson and Nelson Endowed Director of the Center for Individualized Medicine, as he opened the 2015 Individualizing Medicine Conference. “It is offering hope to people who had no hope, […]

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Tags: Biobank, biomarkers, breast cancer, center for individualized medicine, diagnostic odyssey, Dr. Aleksandar Sekulic, Dr. J. Craig Venter, Dr. Keith Stewart, Dr. Konstantinos Lazaridis, Dr. Richard Weinshilboum, Genome Sequencing, Gianrico Farrugia


December 23rd, 2015

Whole Genome Sequencing

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

In the not-so-distant future, whole genome sequencing — determining your entire unique DNA makeup in the laboratory — will be as routine as X-rays and cholesterol testing. Whole genome sequencing provides the most comprehensive collection available of an individual’s genetic variation. Genomic information has been instrumental in identifying inherited disorders, characterizing the mutations that drive […]

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Tags: Biobank, center for individualized medicine, Clinomics, Dr. Keith Stewart, Genome Sequencing, Human Genome Project, mayo clinic, WGS, whole genome sequencing


September 22nd, 2015

Individualizing Medicine Conference 2015: Day Two Recap

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

We’re about to embark on “the most exciting decade in genomics,” J. Craig Venter, Ph.D., told attendees in the closing keynote address at the 2015 Individualizing Medicine Conference: From Promise to Practice. None of the 800 people gathered in Rochester, Minn., for the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine’s fourth annual conference on genomic medicine […]

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Tags: cancer, Cathy Wurzer, Dr. Alexander Parker, Dr. David Litwack, Dr. Edison Liu, Dr. J. Craig Venter, Dr. Stephen Quake, Genome Sequencing, genomic medicine, genomics, individualized medicine, Individualized Medicine Conference 2015


June 25th, 2015

Conquering Cancer: New Strategies through Individualized Medicine

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

Everyone’s life has been affected by cancer. Everyone’s. Many people are cancer survivors. Others are family or friends of someone who has fought the disease. But nobody has escaped the terrible burden cancer brings to our lives. Perhaps this is why so many physicians and researchers around the world have dedicated their lives to eradicating […]

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Tags: cancer, center for individualized medicine, DNA Sequencing, Dr. Edison Liu, Dr. Patricia LoRusso, Genome Sequencing, individualized medicine, Individualizing Medicine Conference 2015, mayo clinic, Precision Medicine


A Different Man: Whole Exome Sequencing Changes Dustin’s Life

June 8th, 2015

A Different Man: Whole Exome Sequencing Changes Dustin’s Life

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

Precision medicine is getting national attention with President Barack Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative. One Georgia family, however, has already experienced its benefits: genomic testing called whole exome sequencing helped Mayo Clinic neurologist Zbigniew Wszolek, M.D., solve a medical mystery that had left a boy with painful, jerking spasms that at times prevented him from walking […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, DNA Sequencing, Genome Sequencing, Individualized Medicine Clinic, Precision Medicine, whole genome sequencing


June 2nd, 2015

Biomarker Discovery Program Develops New Test to Differentiate Multiple Primary Tumors from Metastasis in Lung Cancer Patients

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

Biomarkers are molecular substances in the body that can be used to indicate health or disease. These biomarkers can be found in tissue, blood, urine and other body fluids. Prostate and ovarian cancers are two examples of how the use of biomarkers can lead to individualized diagnosis and treatment. A third example is lung cancer. […]

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Tags: biomarker, biomarkers, cancer, center for individualized medicine, Genome Sequencing, George Vasmatzis


April 26th, 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 18th, 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


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