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Items Tagged ‘Genetics’

May 17, 2013

To Test or Not to Test – Genetics, That Is

By Cynthia (Cindy) Weiss cindyweiss

So I wonder if anyone else spent part of Tuesday, May 14, 2013, pondering what they would do. Would they take the test to learn if they were at increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer? What if it came back positive? What decision would they make – to keep their breasts and uterus or […]

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November 25, 2009

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center team in Arizona completes whole human genome sequence on patient with blood cancer

By Julie Janovsky-Mason julie janovsky-mason

The concept of personalized medical treatment based on a patient’s DNA is one small step closer to becoming a reality. A Mayo Clinic Cancer Center team in Arizona recently completed its first whole human genome sequencing on a patient suffering from multiple myeloma, a cancer of the bone marrow. In a matter of weeks, the […]

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Tags: CANCER RESEARCH, Genetics, GENOME SEQUENCING


July 16, 2009

Madeline Stockbridge: My Mayo Clinic Story

By Lee Aase, Director, Mayo Clinic Social Media Network LeeAase

Editor’s Note: Madeline Stockbridge submitted this story by email after receiving the print edition of the Sharing Mayo Clinic newsletter. She wrote “After reading the latest issue of Sharing Mayo Clinic, I had to submit my story. Ning Chieng’s words ‘The sky seems bluer and the air smells fresher.’ were exactly what I said to […]

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