Items Tagged ‘genomics’

December 31, 2018

The growing role of genetic nurses: educating, empowering patients

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

As genetic sequencing has become faster and cheaper, more people are considering predictive genetic testing to identify their future risk for disease, with the goal of taking charge of their health. Yet many face the challenge of understanding which genetic testing option would fit their health goals. While genetic counselors have traditionally helped patients through […]

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Tags: #Corinne Berg, #genetic counselor shortage, #genetic nurses, #Genetics education, #hereditary diseases, #hereditary heart disease, #predictive genomics, #preemptive pharmacogenomics, #Therese Hughes, DNA Testing, Genetic Counselors, genomics


September 24, 2018

CIM CON — What is the impact on health care of genome editing?

By Colette Gallagher colettegallagher

Although Mayo Clinic does not use genome editing as part of any treatment in the medical practice, genome editing has promise for treating and even curing previously intractable disorders, such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Genome editing, via methods like CRISPR-Cas9 (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats and CRISPR-associated protein) can be used to facilitate the […]

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Tags: #CIMCon18, #CRISPR-Cas9, #Dr. Megan Allyse, #Dr. Shondra Pruett-Miller, #Dr. Stephen Tsang, #duchenne muscular dystrophy, #gene therapy, center for individualized medicine, gene editing, genomics, mayo clinic


September 17, 2018

CIMCON18 — how genomics discovery is transforming individualized care and the path forward

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Mining information deeper than genomics, understanding factors linked to disease, analyzing big data, and addressing the challenges of bringing all this information together to advance patient care – these were some of the themes featured at the Individualizing Medicine Conference: Advancing Care through Genomics held in Rochester, Minnesota, Sept. 12-13, and sponsored by the Mayo […]

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Tags: #All of Us Research Program biobank, #CAR T-cell therapy, #CIMCon18, #Dr. Eric Green, #Dr. Gabriel Krestin, #Dr. Manolis Kellis, #Dr. Michael Berger, #Dr. Nancy Cox, #Dr. Yi Lin, #Genomic data, All of Us Research Program, center for individualized medicine


June 28, 2018

Find yourself on the Trait Tree – see genetics in action

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Step up to the kiosk and answer four questions about your appearance – what is the shape of your hairline, do you have dimples, do your ears lay flat or not, and can you roll your tongue? Your answers to these Trait Tree questions at the “Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code” exhibit will reveal information about […]

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Tags: #CIMCon18, #genetic traits, #Genome exhibit, #Genome: Unlocking Life's Code exhibit, #inherited traits, #medical education, #Positive Exposure - The Spirit of Difference, #Rochester Art Center, #The Story Within, #Trait Tree, center for individualized medicine, Genetics


June 12, 2018

Harnessing the power of big data to uncover genetic risk for disease

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

There is no single gene that causes diabetes, bipolar disorder or Alzheimer’s disease, but there are genes linked to conditions that may occur before a patient eventually develops these disorders. What if researchers could identify individuals whose genetic makeup puts them at risk for developing disease so that physicians could intervene sooner and provide more […]

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Tags: #bipolar disorder, #CIMCon18, #computational genetics, #diabetes, #Dr. Nany Cox, #genetic data analysis, #Individualizing Medicine 2018, #Vanderbilt University Biobank, Alzheimer’s disease, Biobank, center for individualized medicine, DNA Sequencing


June 7, 2018

The Human Genome Experience – Discover, eNgage, leArn

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Are you at risk for developing a hereditary cancer or rare disease? Do you have genetic factors that may affect the way you respond to certain medications? These are just some of the ways genetics may impact your health. Come learn about the genome – the complete set of instructions that help your body grow […]

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Tags: #Abraham Lincoln's DNA and Other Adventures, #Beyond the Diagnosis, #Genetic diseases, #genetic traits, #Genome exhibit, #Genome: Unlocking Life's Code, #medical education, #National Genome Research Institute, #Positive Exposure - The Spirit of Difference, #Rochester Art Center, #Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, #The Story Within


May 22, 2018

The latest advances in cancer care: from genomics to immunotherapy

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Precision medicine is helping identify new, individualized therapies for many different types of cancer, especially for patients whose tumors do not respond to standard therapy. There are many new discoveries on the horizon that offer new therapies for those who have exhausted all other options in cancer care. This year’s Individualizing Medicine Conference: Advancing Care […]

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Tags: #acute lymphocytic leukemia, #B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, #CAR T-cell therapy, #Dr. Michael Berger, #Dr. Yi Lin, #gene panel tests, #Genomics research, #individualized therapies, #Individualizing Medicine 2018: Advancing Care Through Genomics, #Memorial Sloan Kettering, #MSK-IMPACT, center for individualized medicine


April 24, 2018

Discover first-hand how DNA impacts your health — “Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code”

By Colette Gallagher colettegallagher

DNA does more than determine your hair color or eye color — it can provide a roadmap that can help you trace your ancestral past. Understanding more about what is in your entire DNA — the genome — can help you take charge of your health. This year marks the 15th anniversary of National DNA […]

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Tags: #Genome: Unlocking Life's Code, #Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, center for individualized medicine, DNA, Dr. Timothy Curry, Genetics, genomic medicine, genomics, mayo clinic, National DNA Day, National Human Genome Research Institute


April 16, 2018

15 ways genomics is impacting our lives: Genomic literacy and pharmacogenomics

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

To apply important genomic research at the point of care, medical providers and patients must first understand it. That fact spotlights the need for “Genomics 101” type of education to help the medical community keep up with newest discoveries. Genomic literacy – explaining scientific findings in understandable terms – is one goal of the ‘15 […]

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Tags: 15for15, DNA Day 18, DNA Sequencing, Dr. Richard Weinshilboum, Dr. Timothy Curry, Genetic Testing, Genetics, Genomic literacy, genomics, GLEE initiative, Human Genome Project, individualized medicine


April 10, 2018

Celebrating 15 years of advances in genomics: a time to reflect and look forward

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

DNA sequencing and genetic testing have changed medical practice by speeding diagnosis of rare diseases for which patients have visited many different medical providers in search of answers, offering new options in prenatal testing and ushering in a new era of individualized medicine. Genomics moved to the forefront of several areas of medicine after completion […]

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Tags: #15 for 15 Celebration, #cell-free DNA testing, #CIMCon18, #DNA sequencing tests, #Dr. Megan Allyse, #Dr. Myra Wick, #expanded carrier screening, #prenatal testing, #rare and undiagnosed diseases, #rare diseases, #rare genetic diseases, #reproductive health


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