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May 20, 2019

Genetic Testing Reveals Answers During Long Medical Odyssey

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After searching nearly three decades for an explanation to his challenging medical problems, whole-exome sequencing at Mayo Clinic finally provided the information Kyle Christy needed to better understand his condition and chart a way forward.

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, Dr. Radhika Dhamija, Genetic testing, Whole-exome sequencing


May 6, 2019

Genetic Testing Generates Optimism for Ovarian Cancer Treatment

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When Jean Niven learned she had ovarian cancer, her desire to find a knowledgeable, compassionate physician led her to Mayo Clinic. Then, when her cancer returned, genetic information opened the door to fresh treatment options.

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Tags: breast cancer, Dr. Gerardo Colon-Otero, Dr. Tri Dinh, Gynecologic cancer, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Ovarian cancer care


March 4, 2019

Cochlear Implants Open a New World for Aida

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When Melinda and Matt Little found out their baby girl, Aida, was deaf, they wanted to do everything they could to enable her to hear. A multidisciplinary team at Mayo Clinic helped them achieve that goal.

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Tags: Audiology team, cochlear implant, Dr. Lisa Schimmenti, Dr. Matthew Carlson, Hearing Loss, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Newborn Intensive Care Unit, Waardenburg syndrome


February 13, 2019

Comprehensive Care Makes for a Brighter Future

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When Stephanie Van Doren came to Mayo Clinic, she never expected to learn she had a genetic defect that raised her risk for a potentially fatal heart condition. But thanks to her physician’s all-inclusive approach, Stephanie and her family now have information they need to live life to the fullest.

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Tags: Clinical Genomics, Dr. Timothy Woodward, Eosinophilic esophagitis, Genetic testing


February 13, 2018

Genetic Sleuths Dig Deep to Identify a Young Boy’s Rare Condition

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When Karter Malcomson was born, his care team knew it was likely he had a genetic disorder. But a clear diagnosis was elusive. That’s when the functional genomics team at Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine went to work. And they didn’t give up until they had an answer.

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, Clinical Genomics, Dr. Charu Kaiwar, Dr. Filippo Pinto e Vairo, Dr. Margot Cousin, Dr. Nicole Boczek, Dr. Pavel Pichurin


January 8, 2018

Uncovering a Life-Saving Diagnosis for Paige

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Pain made it impossible for Paige Whorton to run and play with her friends, and no one could tell her why. Then a team at Mayo Clinic took a closer look and found a rare genetic disorder. That diagnosis has given Paige and her family renewed hope for the 12-year-old’s future.

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, Department of Clinical Genomics, Dr. Brendan Lanpher, Dr. Erin Conboy, Dr. Filippo Pinto e Vairo


December 27, 2017

Genetic Testing Solves a Family Medical Mystery

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When Jordyn LaMont was born with serious health concerns, it was a harrowing repeat of a situation her mother had lived through before. But this time, specialists at Mayo Clinic were able to get to the root of the problem and provide the family with answers.

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, Dr. Brendan Lanpher, Genetic testing


October 5, 2017

Teen Navigates Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome With the Help of Clinical Genomics

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After years of dealing with mysterious symptoms, Nicole Rickert was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. Now she’s working with her team at Mayo Clinic to get the care she needs to move forward into a healthy future.

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Tags: Clinical Genomics, Dr. Radhika Dhamija, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome


October 15, 2016

‘Excited About the Future Because I Have a Future’ — Finding an Answer Through Gene Sequencing

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For 22 years, South Carolina native Brentney Simon and her family thought she was living with a fatal mitochondrial disease. From the time she was born, Brentney has faced a host of medical concerns. At first, her doctors didn’t think she would walk or talk. Brentney proved them wrong. But over the years, she struggled […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, Gene Sequencing


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