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Items Tagged ‘genomics’

June 28, 2022

Mayo Clinic patient grateful after genetic test leads to unexpected, early detection of colon cancer

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Alejandro Mirazo, 56, never imagined his genetic test results would reveal a hereditary link to cancer, or that his findings would potentially save his life. He had participated in a preemptive DNA research sequencing study for Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine in fall 2021 solely to contribute to medical research. As a Mexican American, he also […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, colon cancer, genetic testing, genomics, Konstantinos Lazaridis, Niloy "Jewel" Samadder


June 16, 2022

Native American’s genetic test results at Mayo Clinic reveal surprise lineage to ancient tribe   

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Mayo Clinic working to advance health equity among Native Americans, Alaska Natives Schyler Martin, a member of the Munsee Band of Mohicans in Minnesota, was surprised and excited when his recent Mayo Clinic genetic test results revealed he has distinctive DNA lineage to an ancient group of Native Americans known as the Beringians. According to […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, DNA, genetic testing, genomics


May 31, 2022

Mayo research using DNA to catch cancer, other medical conditions earlier

By Adam Harringa Adam Harringa (@harringaadam)

What would happen if a certain percentage of serious medical conditions, including cancer diagnoses, were found significantly earlier by studying the entire genome of patients’ DNA? How would their quality of life improve, and how many fewer cancer deaths would there be each year? That’s what a group of Mayo Clinic scientists and clinicians aim […]

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Tags: Bijan Borah, breast cancer, Center for Individualized Medicine, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, DNA, genome, genomics, health disparities, hereditary cancer, hereditary diseases, hypercholesterolemia


April 4, 2022

Research News Roundup — March 2022

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor (@advancingthescience)

March news reports are often focused on college basketball, daylight savings time and Mardi Gras. This year, Ukraine and the its people are top of mind for many, providing a sobering counterpoint. Behind the scenes, research has continued at Mayo Clinic, and several findings were released in March that help build the evidence and point […]

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Tags: aging, Alzheimer's disease, animal model, artificial intelligence, biomarkers, chemotherapy, collaboration, COVID-19, depression, discovery research, drug discovery, genomics


March 30, 2022

Young girl with rare disease gets life-changing diagnosis and targeted therapy at Mayo Clinic

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Araeya Sell, 13, has spent much of her childhood visiting her health care team and in the hospital. She has endured countless blood draws, scans, procedures and a surgery ― all in the search for answers to her complex symptoms.  “It started in kindergarten when Araeya just kept getting bladder infections,” says her mother, Nicole […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, Filippo Pinto e Vairo, genetic testing, genetics, genomics, individualized medicine, Konstantinos Lazaridis, rare disease, William Faubion Jr.


March 23, 2022

Nanopore sequencing method rapidly detects, identifies antibiotic-resistant microbes, Mayo Clinic research shows 

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

A growing number of people are dying from antibiotic-resistant infections. These infections are fueled by microbial species that are mutating to evade the drugs developed to destroy them. More than 1.2 million people worldwide died in 2019 from antibiotic-resistant infections.  In response, a team of researchers from Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine has developed a sequencing technology to […]

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Tags: antibacterial resistance, antibiotic, Center for Individualized Medicine, DNA, Emma Whittle, genomics, gut health, infection, infectious disease, microbiome, RNA


February 16, 2022

Mayo Clinic develops automated system to accelerate diagnoses for patients with rare diseases

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Mayo Clinic researchers are working to accelerate the diagnoses of rare diseases and renew hope for patients whose symptoms have defied an explanation ― sometimes for years or even decades.    The team of genomics experts has developed an automated system called RENEW for tracking new scientific knowledge from around the world of pathogenic genetic variants and […]

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Tags: Alejandro Ferrer, biomedical informatics, Center for Individualized Medicine, Eric Klee, genomics, hematology, rare disease


January 19, 2022

Mayo Clinic researchers discover biomarker for predicting immunotherapy response in mesothelioma cancer

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Immunotherapy has given some patients a better outcome with mesothelioma, an aggressive cancer in the lining around the lungs that has been linked to asbestos exposure. The individualized therapy can stimulate the body’s immune system to attack cancer cells and prolong life. But it doesn’t always work, and some patients experience significant side effects.  Now, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine researchers may […]

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Tags: Aaron Mansfield, cancer genomics, cancer research, Center for Individualized Medicine, genomics, mesothelioma


January 12, 2022

10 Significant Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine studies of 2021

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

It has been an impactful year of genomic and multi-omic research and scientific discoveries in Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine. While much focus in 2021 was centered on advancing the knowledge of COVID-19, Mayo scientists and physicians have also worked to develop individualized treatments, prevention measures and diagnostics for patients with rare and undiagnosed diseases, […]

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Tags: artificial intelligence, cancer research, Center for Individualized Medicine, genetic testing, genomics, rare disease


December 28, 2021

Identifying inherited gene mutations in pancreatic cancer can lead to targeted therapies, better survival

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

A new Mayo Clinic study finds 1 in 6 people with pancreatic cancer harbor inherited genetic mutations. Identifying hereditary gene mutations in pancreatic cancer can help determine individualized treatments and potentially prolong survival, according to new Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine research. In the study, which was published in Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology, nearly 1 in 6 people diagnosed […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, genetic testing, genomics, Niloy "Jewel" Samadder, pancreatic cancer


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