Items Tagged ‘Human Genome Project’

October 30, 2020

Human Genome Project — ‘A race to the starting line’

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

This month marks the 30th anniversary of the launch of the Human Genome Project, an international endeavor that mapped the 3 billion DNA letters that make up the blueprint of human life. The ambitious project began in October 1990 and was completed in April 2003. Today, researchers and clinicians with Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized […]

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Tags: Genomic Sequencing, genomics, Human Genome Project, Omics

April 16, 2019

Rare, undiagnosed diseases are relatively common

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

As many as 25 million Americans – about 1 in 13 people – suffer from a rare, undiagnosed condition.* April 29 has been designated Undiagnosed Disease Day to raise awareness that collectively, rare diseases are relatively common. People with a rare disease often spend years visiting different medical providers and clinics seeking answers to unexplained […]

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Tags: #Dr. Heidi Rehm, #genomic testing, #rare diseases, #Undiagnosed rare diseases, Bioinformatics, DNA Testing, Dr. Eric Klee, Human Genome Project, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine

April 16, 2018

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

By Susan Buckles 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 21, 2016

Mayo Clinic Research Information Center Presents ‘Changing Lives Through Research’

By Jeff Briggs Jeff Briggs (@JeffreyBriggs)

National DNA Day is coming to Mayo Clinic a couple of days late.  But biomedical research is often like that: you start towards your target, meander around like a person trying to herd cats, and then you analyze your results and discover something else entirely. National DNA Day is a holiday celebrated on April 25 […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, Changing lives through research, DNA Day, Dr. Marina Walther-Antonio, Dr. Nicholas Chia, Dr. Purna Kashyap, Dr. Richard Weinshilboum, Dr. Timothy Curry, Human Genome Project, microbiome, National DNA Day, pharmacogenomics

February 15, 2016

Precision Medicine: From Double Helix to Health Care

By Jeff Briggs Jeff Briggs (@JeffreyBriggs)

  When U.S. President Barack Obama announced his Precision Medicine Initiative in 2015, he called it health care tailored to the individual, an effort to revolutionize how we improve health and treat disease. Precision Medicine was declared an innovative approach that takes into account individual differences in people’s genes, environments, and lifestyles. It gives medical […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, DNA, Hippocrates, Human Genome Project, individualized medicine, Precision Medicine

December 23, 2015

Whole Genome Sequencing

By Jeff Briggs 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

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