Items Tagged ‘whole genome sequencing’

November 16, 2015

Diagnosing Rare Diseases Through Individualized Medicine

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

Many of the patients referred to Mayo Clinic’s Individualized Medicine Clinic have been on a diagnostic odyssey that can make navigating a maze seem simple. They have experienced a protracted and arduous journey of questions, uncertainties, and fear to find answers about rare medical conditions they suffer from. For some people this frustrating and scary […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, diagnostic odyssey, Dr. Andrew Engel, Dustin Bennett, individualized medicine, Individualized Medicine Clinic, Precision Medicine, rare disease, Stacy Carlson, whole genome sequencing


A Different Man: Whole Exome Sequencing Changes Dustin’s Life

June 8, 2015

A Different Man: Whole Exome Sequencing Changes Dustin’s Life

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

Precision medicine is getting national attention with President Barack Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative. One Georgia family, however, has already experienced its benefits: genomic testing called whole exome sequencing helped Mayo Clinic neurologist Zbigniew Wszolek, M.D., solve a medical mystery that had left a boy with painful, jerking spasms that at times prevented him from walking […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, DNA Sequencing, Genome Sequencing, Individualized Medicine Clinic, Precision Medicine, whole genome sequencing


May 1, 2015

“Patients Need Cutting-Edge Research”

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

“Patients need cutting-edge research,” Mayo Clinic vice president and Mayo Clinic Arizona CEO Wyatt Decker, M.D., said after speaking to a full auditorium at the Milken Institute Global Conference this week. Dr. Decker spoke as part of a panel of experts on the topic of “Breakthrough Medicine: Will Finding a Cure Be Just the Start […]

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Tags: cancer, center for individualized medicine, Genetics, individualized medicine, personalized medicine, Precision Medicine, whole genome sequencing, Wyatt Decker MD


February 26, 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 18, 2015

Biobanking and Precision Medicine

By Center for Individualized Medicine samuelsmith5209

    Mayo Clinic is excited about the national focus on individualized medicine and what the future holds. More than half ($130 million) of the total $215 million budget request, put forth by President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative, is for a national biobanking initiative that draws on existing collections across the country. Mayo Clinic has among […]

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Tags: biomarker, biomarkers, cancer, center for individualized medicine, DNA, dna test, DNA Testing, gene sequencing, Genetics, genome, genome science, Genome Sequencing


February 10, 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 30, 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 28, 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


January 26, 2015

New Exam For Dense Breast Tissue Nearly Quadruple Detection For Invasive Breast Cancers

By Center for Individualized Medicine samuelsmith5209

A new breast imaging technique pioneered at Mayo Clinic nearly quadruples detection rates of invasive breast cancers in women with dense breast tissue, according to the results of a major study published this week in the American Journal of Roentgenology.   Molecular Breast Imaging (MBI) is a supplemental imaging technology designed to find tumors that […]

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Tags: breast cancer, cancer, center for individualized medicine, Dense Breast, DNA, DNA Sequencing, dna test, DNA Testing, gene sequencing, Genetics, genome, genome science


January 22, 2015

The President’s Precision Medicine Plan & How it Might Help You

By Center for Individualized Medicine samuelsmith5209

Article Originally Written for The 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 invest […]

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Tags: Bioethics, biomarker, biomarkers, center for individualized medicine, DNA, DNA Sequencing, dna test, DNA Testing, gene sequencing, genetic, Genetics, genome


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