Items Tagged ‘genomics’

February 2, 2023

A rare genetic cause for a common medical condition

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

By Michael Clayton Genetic testing for inherited conditions is performed on a patient’s DNA taken from either blood, saliva or, rarely, skin biopsy. This information from a person’s DNA can provide diagnostic workup of rare inherited conditions. And together with a comprehensive personal and family history, it can help patients understand how a genetic disorder may affect them and their family. Diagnosed with diabetes more […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, gene sequencing, genomics, personalized medicine


January 16, 2023

Mayo Clinic researchers link ovarian cancer to bacteria colonization in microbiome 

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

ROCHESTER, Minn. — A specific colonization of microbes in the reproductive tract is commonly found in women with ovarian cancer, according to a new study from Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine. The discovery, published in Scientific Reports, strengthens evidence that the bacterial component of the microbiome — a community of microorganisms that also consists […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, Dr. Abigail Asangba, Dr. Marina Walther-Antonio, genomics, ovarian cancer


January 10, 2023

Mayo Clinic Laboratories and Helix collaborate to provide comprehensive suite of laboratory services to biopharma customers

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher (@colettegallagher)

Mayo Clinic Laboratories, a leading reference laboratory, and Helix, the nation’s leading population genomics and viral surveillance company, today announced a new strategic collaboration that will provide biopharma customers access to a comprehensive joint laboratory offering for research and development initiatives across the drug development lifecycle.  The offering will include a full spectrum of testing […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, genomic medicine, genomics, individualized medicine, mayo clinic


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 6, 2022

Mayo Clinic solves genetic mystery of woman’s lifelong ultra-rare disease

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

For nearly five decades, Patti Schultz’s life was defined by mysterious and debilitating health conditions that caused her to feel isolated and discouraged.   Her whirlwind of medical appointments started the day she was born, as a 2-pound preemie. Throughout her childhood, one doctor after the next was baffled by her joint pains, selective mutism, distinctive […]

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Tags: #Dr. Lisa Schimmenti, center for individualized medicine, gene sequencing, genomics, medical research


October 11, 2022

Sangre Por Salud Biobank helps fill need for diversity in genetics research

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

By Gerri Kelly From Alzheimer’s disease and asthma to diabetes and a chemotherapy drug, researchers at Mayo Clinic are tapping the Sangre Por Salud (Spanish for “Blood for Health”) Biobank in Arizona, a rich source of biospecimens that expands diversity in medical research. The Sangre Por Salud Biobank was created in 2013 to expand precision […]

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Tags: genomics


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


October 4, 2022

Mayo study lays foundation to predict antidepressant response in people with suicide attempts

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered that people with major depressive disorder and a history of attempted suicide have distinct biomarkers that correlate with their response to antidepressant therapy. The new findings, published in Frontiers Pharmacology, are key to individualized treatment strategies and early identification of patients who are at the highest risk for suicide.   For […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, depression, genomics, major depressive disorder, personalized medicine


August 16, 2022

Mayo Clinic researchers study rare genetic condition to tackle colorectal cancer

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

By Joe Dangor Researchers from the Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine are studying a rare genetic condition called Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP) looking for potential ways to prevent colorectal cancer in the general population at an earlier more treatable stage. The researchers’ findings are published in GUT. “Colorectal cancer is the third most common […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, colon cancer, Dr. Niloy "Jewel" Samadder, genomics, individualized medicine, medical research


August 8, 2022

Mayo Clinic researchers integrate genomics into kidney disease diagnosis, care

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher (@colettegallagher)

Genomic testing results evaluated by a team of Mayo Clinic researchers, coupled with the latest research techniques, provided a definitive diagnosis for 30.7% of families with unexplained chronic kidney disease or stones, as reported in a 2021 study published in Kidney Medicine, a Journal of the National Kidney Foundation. The study obtained the highest diagnostic […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, genomics, individualized medicine, mayo clinic


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