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June 28, 2019

Genetic Test Solves Mystery of Family Bleeding Disorder

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When a problem with low blood platelet counts surfaced in three generations of the Riggs family, Mayo Clinic doctors went to work to discover what was causing the disorder. Genetic testing revealed the answer, and now, armed with that information, the family is moving forward with confidence.

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Tags: Dr. Mrinal Patnaik, Genetic testing, Von Willebrand disease, Whole-exome sequencing


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


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


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


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