October 3, 2012

Genome Testing Could Help Individualize Treatments


Speakers at Mayo Clinic's Individualizing Medicine conference offered impressive examples of real-world genome-based treatment, and called for more research. Michael Snyder, director for the Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine at Stanford University, said Stanford researchers chose to study Snyder's own genome rather than recruit a test subject. Speaking during this week's conference at Mayo Civic Center, Snyder said his entire genome has been sequenced. Whenever he gets a cold, he gets tested to see how the virus affects his genome — and it does.

Additional coverage: Post-Bulletin


Post-Bulletin by Jeff Hansel

Tags: Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine, genome-based treatment, Genomics, Mayo Clinic Individualizing Medicine Conference, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Michael Snyder, Post Bulletin

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