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October 2nd, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Day Two of Mayo's Individualizing Medicine Conference

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I am looking across the table at the back of the conference room at the Mayo Civic Center…on one corner of the next table is Ron Winslow, Deputy Medical Editor of the Wall St. Journal; at the opposite corner, sits Ira Flatow, host of NPR’s Science Friday. Both these rock stars in the science journalism […]

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October 1st, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Points from the Experts

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From the Individualizing Medicine conference in Minnesota — Dr. Jeff Trent, formerly of the National Institutes of Health, and founder of TGen, the genomic research outfit, cited an interesting statistic this morning. Ten years ago doctors were asked whether they felt comfortable talking to their patients about genetics. Only one in ten said that they […]

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October 1st, 2012 · Leave a Comment

"Altered States" – Tracking Your Genome Over the Years

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When Dr. Michael Snyder of Stanford suggested doing an in-depth study of individuals’ genomes he began with himself… and discovered he was at risk for diabetes…and some months later, discovered he had diabetes. It was an odd situation of prediction and then diagnosis — and because he quickly adjusted his diet and exercise, the information […]

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October 1st, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Beginning the Conversation – Individualizing Medicine

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More than 500 people are sitting around me watching the opening videos showing profiles of three composite patients, the examples that will be used as recurring touch points in this Individualizing Medicine conference. Now Dr. Michael Snyder of Stanford has taken the stage to talk about Omics…and Health — the genome and everything we are […]

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