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February 16, 2021

First hybrid gene therapy shows early promise in treating long QT syndrome

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher

In a new study published in Circulation, Mayo Clinic researchers provide the first preclinical, proof-of-concept study for hybrid gene therapy in long QT syndrome, a potentially lethal heart rhythm condition. Researchers demonstrated its potential therapeutic efficacy in two in vitro model systems using beating heart cells reengineered from the blood samples of patients with type 1 long […]

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Tags: cardiology, cardiovascular disease, cardiovascular medicine, Center for Individualized Medicine, Center for Regenerative Medicine, gene therapy, long QT syndrome, Michael Ackerman, molecular pharmacology and experimental therapeutics, pediatric cardiology, pediatric research, sudden cardiac death


February 11, 2021

Mayo researchers explore genetics behind COVID-19 outcomes

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy

Some patients with COVID-19 experience severe complications, such as organ damage, shortness of breath, neurological impairment and chronic fatigue. A team of researchers within Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine is contributing to the global effort of using advanced genetic sequencing to find out which genes influence disease outcomes. “Our findings will be crucial in treating and […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, COVID-19, Erin DeMartino, genetics, genome, genomics, Konstantinos Lazaridis, Pooja Advani, Satoko Yamaoka


February 10, 2021

Researchers define best practices of genome sequencing for patients with rare diseases

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher

Genome sequencing has shown promise in becoming a first-tier diagnostic test for patients with rare genetic disorders, but standards addressing the definition and deployment of a best-in-class test are lacking. Two recent manuscripts published in npj Genomic Medicine present consensus recommendations on clinical genome sequencing analytical validation and clinical utility to diagnose patients with suspected genetic diseases, including practical advice for […]

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Tags: Brendan Lanpher, Center for Individualized Medicine, clinical research, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Eric Klee, genetic testing, genetics, genomics, Hutton Kearney, Ross Rowsey


January 12, 2021

Physicians have new guidelines for managing rare genetic, metabolic disorders

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy

Physicians now have a blueprint for diagnosing and managing two specific rare inherited metabolic diseases within a group of nearly 150 congenital disorders of glycosylation. These diseases can cause serious and sometimes fatal malfunctions of several organs at or before birth, as well as chronic debilitating symptoms in adults.  The consensus guidelines were published in […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, clinical research, Eva Morava-Kozicz, genetics, genomics, hereditary diseases, metabolomics, rare disease


January 4, 2021

Research News Roundup – Q4 2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

The year 2020 was a time during which medical and many other researchers around the world focused much of their attention and effort on a single topic – the SARS-CoV-2 virus and related COVID-19 viral infection. However, other research continued, findings were published, and evidence built for improvements in health outcomes and delivery of health […]

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Tags: antibiotic, artificial intelligence, brain, cancer research, cardiology, cardiovascular medicine, Center for Individualized Medicine, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, clinical research, clinical trials, collaboration, coronary artery disease


December 28, 2020

Mayo study explores benefits of genetic testing for healthy people

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher

More than 1 in 10 people who had predictive genomic testing ― testing that looks for genetic mutations in otherwise healthy people ― learned that they had a hereditary risk for a health condition and may benefit from preventive care, according to a recent study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. This study is the first to […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, gene mutation, genetic counseling, genetic testing, genomics, hereditary diseases, individualized medicine, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, personalized medicine


December 23, 2020

Mayo study shows gene sequencing, translational research improves diagnosis rates

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher

Many patients with unsolved medical mysteries often undergo genetic testing, but the tests do not always provide a conclusive diagnosis. The term “diagnostic odyssey” describes the series of clinical consultations and testing that patients with undiagnosed disorders often receive in search of a genetic diagnosis. To help these patients, Mayo Clinic researchers embarked on a […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, clinical research, diagnostic odyssey, Eric Klee, genetic testing, genome, Konstantinos Lazaridis, rare disease


December 16, 2020

A regenerative detour for lymphedema

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

Mayo Clinic is refining its regenerative approach to treating lymphedema, a debilitating buildup of fluid after cancer treatment. Research by Antonio Forte, M.D., Ph.D., a Mayo Clinic plastic surgeon, seeks to better pinpoint who is most likely to benefit from surgery aimed at regenerating a faulty lymphatic system. Mayo Clinic’s Center for Regenerative Medicine supports […]

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Tags: Antonio Forte, cancer, Center for Individualized Medicine, Center for Regenerative Medicine, lymphedema


December 9, 2020

Diversifying genomic medicine beyond genes

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher

The work to improve health and health care is ongoing and ever-evolving. It takes many shapes, from streamlining delivery to improving care and pursuing inclusive medical research to help develop precision medicine for all populations. This was a key element of the Arizona Return of Actionable Variants Empirical, or RAVE, study, which brought genomic medicine to […]

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Tags: biomedical ethics, Center for Individualized Medicine, clinical trials, diversity, DNA, genetics, genomics, health disparities, Iftikhar Kullo, Richard Sharp


December 2, 2020

Conquering cancer by targeting its genetic abnormalities

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy

Joanne Garnett has harrowing memories of that life-changing day back in 1981. She was a 39-year-old land use planner living in Wyoming when she received a call from her doctor confirming she had uterine cancer.  “I was shocked, and it was strange because I didn’t fit any profile for uterine cancer,” Garnett recalls. “I got a […]

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Tags: BRCA2, breast cancer, cancer genomics, Center for Individualized Medicine, clinical research, DNA, gene mutation, genetic testing, hereditary cancer, Lynch syndrome, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Niloy "Jewel" Samadder


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