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December 26, 2013

Genomics: Making Science Fiction a Reality

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Article originally posted on Discovery’s Edge. Genetic research first intrigued pharmacologist Richard Weinshilboum, M.D., of Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., more than 30 years ago, when he began painstaking biochemistry techniques in his Pharmacogenomics Laboratory. As Dr. Weinshilboum’s research team studied enzymes involved in eliminating neurotransmitters, they discovered a related enzyme, known as TPMT, that eliminated a […]

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Tags: beauty project, cancer, center for individualized medicine, gene sequencing, genetic, genetic test, Genetics, genome, Genome Sequencing, Genomic, genomics, Gianrico Farrugia


October 3, 2013

#CIMCon2013 Rundown

By AJ Montpetit ajmontpetit

  “Individualized Medicine is no longer the stuff of science fiction.” —Richard Weinshilboum, M.D., Pharmacogenomic Program director and conference co-director This quote from pioneering , Richard Weinshilboum, M.D., set the tone for Individualizing Medicine 2013: From Promise to Practice. With more than 750 physicians, researchers, scientists, medical staff, genetic counselors and others gathering in Rochester to exchange ideas, it’s […]

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Tags: Bioethics, breast cancer, c. difficile, cancer, center for individualized medicine, colon cancer, colorectal cancer, DNA, exome, fecal transplant, gene sequencing, genetic


September 19, 2013

Individualized Medicine Means Better Health Care

By AJ Montpetit ajmontpetit

Individualized health care means better health care. Programs in the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine will lead to increased capabilities for doctors to predict and perhaps prevent some diseases, take earlier action when diseases do arise, and choose the most effective medications and treatments while minimizing their side effects. Learn about the Individualized Medicine […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, health care, Healthcare, individualized medicine, Individualized Medicine Clinic, mayo clinic


April 24, 2013

New York Hospitals Searching Genomes, Mayo has Clinic in Operation

By Center for Individualized Medicine samuelsmith5209

Check out this blog entry from Advancing the Science Readers of the New York Times yesterday saw a nice overview story of how the leading research hospitals in the metro area are competing to use genomic and molecular tools to attack cancers of various types. It’s always good to see the Times is keeping track […]

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Tags: cancer, DNA, genome, genomics, health care, individualized medicine, personalized medicine, rare disease, undiagnosed disease


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