Items Tagged ‘whole genome sequencing’

February 27, 2019

Bringing the promise of whole genome DNA sequencing to more patients

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

For people with a rare genetic disease, the path to a diagnosis can be a long, costly and painful journey. Often times, answers to unexplained conditions go undetected, because the underlying cause lies deep within a person’s genetic code, inaccessible to standard laboratory testing. Whole genome sequencing may unlock those answers by providing the most […]

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Tags: #Hutton Kearney Ph.D., #rare diseases, Mayo Clinic Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, whole genome sequencing


September 4, 2018

Preemptive genetic testing: could it help you take charge of your health?

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

A blood pressure check, an immunization and a cholesterol test – these are all parts of your routine medical care. Someday, a genetic test to identify your risk for developing disease may also be added to the list. In fact, researchers believe that day is fast approaching thanks to the rapid advances in genomic medicine. […]

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Tags: #CIMCon18, #DNA sequencing tests, #Mayo Clinic Biobank, #pre-emptive genetic testing, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Konstantinos Lazaridis, Genetic Testing, mayo clinic, medical research, whole genome sequencing


May 28, 2018

Using CSI-type technology to unravel the source of bacteria

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

Mayo Clinic laboratory workers have a new tool to perform high tech genetic sleuthing for the source of stubborn, sometimes life-threatening bacteria. Bacterial whole genome sequencing can trace individual isolates of bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus, also known as Staph aureus, to determine if an outbreak is occurring. This common bacterium that has plagued health […]

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Tags: #bacterial infections, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Dr. Nick Chia, Dr. Robin Patel, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, mayo medical laboratories, Staphylococcus aureus, whole genome sequencing


June 1, 2017

Mapping your DNA: Mayo patient shares her experience

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

Sandy Pobanz knows Mayo Clinic’s campus in Arizona very well. She volunteers with the Mayo Clinic Caring Canines Therapy Dog Program with her English golden retrievers, Benji and Teddy. They provide a special brand of comfort to patients in the Outpatient Radiation Oncology waiting area on Mayo Clinic’s Arizona campus in Scottsdale and Mayo Clinic […]

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Tags: #benefactor, #CIMCon17, #disease risk, #DNA sequencing tests, #drug-gene reactions, #pharmacogenomics testing, #Sandy Pobanz, #Warfarin, center for individualized medicine, DNA, Genetic Counseling, Genetic Counselor


February 23, 2017

Using genetic testing to transform care for neurological disorders

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

Our nervous system is made up of complex biological pathways that control everything we do, including breathing, thinking, speaking, moving and feeling. For patients suffering from a neurological disorder such as Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, nerve pain (neuropathy) and dementia, the symptoms of these conditions can impact many aspects of daily life. Some patients with unexplained […]

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Tags: #Dr. Christopher Klein, #neurological diseases, #neurological disorders, #neurology, #targeted panel testing, #Tatiana Faroud, center for individualized medicine, DNA Testing, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, whole exome sequencing, whole genome sequencing


January 17, 2017

Should healthy people consider genetic testing?

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

Advances in genomic technology have made DNA tests faster and less expensive. That puts genetic testing within reach for many patients. But, if you’re healthy, should you consider DNA testing as part of your routine care? Could understanding your genetics improve screening, diagnosis, treatment or maybe even prevent you from developing a disease such as […]

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Tags: #disease predictors, #Dr. Noralane Lindor, #Genetic data, #Genetic diseases, center for individualized medicine, DNA Testing, Dr. Stephen Thibodeau, Genetic Testing, mayo clinic, medical research, whole genome sequencing


July 21, 2016

Liquid Biopsies Offer Hope for Earlier Treatment, Better Tracking of Ovarian Cancer

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

Ovarian cancer has long been one of the trickiest forms of cancer to diagnose and treat. It often goes unnoticed until the late stages.  For most women, the cancer goes into remission after the first round of treatment but then returns with a vengeance.  Three-quarters of the time, ovarian cancer comes back with a tumor […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, diagnostic, Dr. George Vasmatzis, early detection for ovarian cancer, Liquid biopsy, mate-pair sequencing, mayo clinic, medical research, ovarian cancer, whole genome sequencing


Center for Individualized Medicine Explores WGS, Diagnostic Exomes, PGx Analysis, Gene Panels

April 12, 2016

Center for Individualized Medicine Explores WGS, Diagnostic Exomes, PGx Analysis, Gene Panels

By Jeff Briggs Jeff Briggs

The Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, or CIM as we like to say, has been rolling out genomic testing for its patients, integrating genomics into electronic medical records, and participating in clinical trials that focus on delivering personalized medicine. Keith Stewart, M.B., Ch.B., the Carlson and Nelson Endowed Director of the Center for Individualized […]

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Tags: Biobank, center for individualized medicine, diagnostic odyssey, Dr. Keith Stewart, gene panels, GenomeWeb, PGx, Pharmacogenetics, whole exome sequencing, whole genome sequencing


January 19, 2016

How Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine Is Impacting Patient Care

By Jeff Briggs Jeff Briggs

By Paldeep Atwal, M.B., Ch.B. It’s been over a decade since the human genome was first sequenced. In that time, we have seen a great deal of progress take place as we head toward genomic medicine. But what does it actually look like, and what still needs to happen to get us there? After the […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, Dr. Paldeep Atwal, Genetic Counselor, Genome Sequencing, genomics, individualized medicine, Individualized Medicine Clinic, personalized medicine, Precision Medicine, whole genome sequencing


December 23, 2015

Whole Genome Sequencing

By Jeff Briggs Jeff Briggs

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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