Items Tagged ‘IndividualizedMedicine’

March 7th, 2016

Whole-Exome Sequencing: A Rational Approach for ‘Diagnostic Odyssey’ Patients

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

A new clinical study from the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine shows that whole-exome sequencing (WES) could serve as a viable diagnostic approach for identifying rare inherited diseases and providing a resolution for patients on a diagnostic odyssey.  WES is a laboratory process that determines, all at once, the entire unique DNA sequence (i.e., […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, Dr. Konstantinos Lazaridis, Individualized Medicine Clinic, IndividualizedMedicine, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Precision Medicine, whole exome sequencing


January 29th, 2016

Pharmacogenomics: A Primer

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

Pharmacogenomics. Try saying that fast three times in a row. That’s probably why all of us here at the Center for Individualized Medicine, or CIM as we commonly refer to it, probably just call it PGx. Occasionally on the CIM blog, we like to take a step back from our updates on genomic biomarkers in […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, Dr. Richard Weinshilboum, IndividualizedMedicine, personalized medicine, PGx, pharmacogenomics, Precision Medicine


January 12th, 2016

Mayo Clinic Awarded $5.3 Million Federal Grant to Study Vascular Risk Factors in Dementia

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

The Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine and the Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, two of the signature transformational centers at Mayo Clinic, are coming together in a major study on aging and dementia. Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus was recently awarded a $5.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to identify […]

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Tags: aging, Alzheimer’s disease, center for individualized medicine, Center for Regenerative Medicine, dementia, Dr Guojun Bu, Dr Nilüfer Ertekin-Taner, Dr. Melissa Murray, Gerstner Family Career Development Awards, IndividualizedMedicine, Mayo Clinic Brain Bank, National Alzheimer's Project Act


September 19th, 2015

Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine Welcomes New NIH Initiative

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced a new framework this week for beginning to collect and decode the genetic information of a huge sampling of volunteers over the next three years in an effort to improve health care at an individualized level. Called the Precision Medicine Cohort Initiative, it’s part of the President’s Initiative […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, Dr. Keith Stewart, IndividualizedMedicine, National Institutes of Health, NIH, Precision Medicine, Precision Medicine Initiative


August 10th, 2015

Certified Genetic Counselor: Educator, Adviser, Ally

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

When a person comes to the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, one of the most important people he or she will meet is a certified genetic counselor (CGC). But what is a certified genetic counselor and why is that person important to the care and treatment a patient will receive at CIM? Specialists who […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, certified genetic counselors, CGC, Genetic Counseling, Genetic Counselors, IndividualizedMedicine, personalized medicine, Precision Medicine


May 15th, 2015

Mayo Clinic to Study 10,000 Patients for Drug-Gene Safety

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

Today, we have exciting news from the Center for Individualized Medicine. We suspected something was up when we heard Dr. Weinshilboum walking through the halls humming the Bob Dylan folk anthem “The Times They Are a Changin’.” If you care about precision medicine and the role pharmacogenomics plays in the future of health care, they […]

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Tags: Biobank, center for individualized medicine, DNA Sequencing, genomics, IndividualizedMedicine, pharmacogenomics


February 26th, 2015

World Rare Disease Day 2015

By Center for Individualized Medicine samuelsmith5209

  Following the Rare Disease Day theme Living with a Rare Disease, the 2015 video poignantly recognises the millions of families, friends and carers whose daily lives are impacted by rare diseases.     A big round of applause goes out to the many individuals involved in the creation of the video. Special thanks to video […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, Genetics, genome, genomic medicine, genomics, individualized medicine, Individualized Medicine Clinic, IndividualizedMedicine, mayo clinic, personal genomics, personalized care, personalized medicine


February 10th, 2015

Building a National Cohort for Precision Medicine

By Center for Individualized Medicine samuelsmith5209

    With the State of the Union announcement of the $215 Million Precision Medicine Initiative, one of the most exciting aspects of the Initiative was the call for a national cohort for research and genomic sequencing. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) will be hosting a two-day workshop starting tomorrow, February 11th, of which […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, DNA, DNA Sequencing, dna test, DNA Testing, gene sequencing, genetic, Genetics, genome, genome science, Genome Sequencing, Genomic


January 30th, 2015

National Unveiling of Precision Medicine Initiative

By Center for Individualized Medicine samuelsmith5209

  Former Medical Director of the Center for Individualized Clinic, Gianrico Farrugia, is currently in the East Room of the White House awaiting the unveiling of the Precision Medicine Initiative. Mayo Clinic is excited about the national focus on individualized medicine, and what the future holds with this $215 million investment. The Precision Medicine Initiative […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, DNA, DNA Sequencing, dna test, DNA Testing, gene sequencing, genetic, Genetics, genome, genome science, Genome Sequencing, Genomic


January 28th, 2015

How the President’s Precision Medicine Plan Might Help You

By Center for Individualized Medicine samuelsmith5209

  Article Originally Feature on Washington Post by Lenny Bernstein     In his hour-long State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Obama spent a few seconds announcing a “Precision Medicine Initiative,” but did little to explain what he has in mind. Background materials distributed by the White House show that Obama wants to […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, DNA, DNA Sequencing, dna test, DNA Testing, gene sequencing, Genetics, genome, genome science, Genome Sequencing, Genomic, genomic medicine


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