May 252015
 

Genomics and Personalized Medicine

(October 20, 2009) Michael Snyder, Professor of Genetics and Chair of the Department of Genetics at Stanford, discusses advances in gene sequencing, the impact of genomics on medicine, the potential for personalized medicine. and efforts at Stanford to further study these issues.

Stanford Mini Med School is a series arranged and directed by Stanford’s School of Medicine, and presented by the Stanford Continuing Studies program. Featuring more than thirty distinguished, faculty, scientists and physicians from Stanford’s medical school, the series offers students a dynamic introduction to the world of human biology, health and disease, and the groundbreaking changes taking place in medical research and health care.

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DNA Sequencing’s Promise for Personalized Medicine

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May 252015
 

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We’re at a pivotal moment in the history of medicine.

“There really is no aspect that won’t be touched by DNA sequencing.” – Dr. Jonathan Rothberg, Ion Torrent by Life Technologies

Today when we look at diagnosing disease it’s still very much trial and error. But whether it be identifying unknowing bacterias and bugs, whether it be choosing the right medicine at the right dose for an individual patient, or whether it be really characterizing the cancer before we give it a treatment. We see a vision where we’ll do the DNA sequencing and for the patient this will really dramatically change the treatment outcomes for them.

For the Beery twins this is already reality.

Throughout their lives, the twins were plagued with neurological problems. Their condition remained a mystery.

“It was frightening, it was disheartening. It was something that no parent wants to go through or certainly expects to go through.” — Retta Beery

Diagnosed with Dystonia in 2002, their DNA was sequenced in 2010, revealing new genetic data.

“What sequencing brought into our family’s lives, it’s truly changed our lives. Finding the exact genetic mutation responsible for Noah and Alexis’s neurologic disorder and that’s given us information to add additional therapy to what they’re already taking.” — Retta Beery

“You know when I run it’s just, the feeling of just being alive” — Alexis Beery

“The test here was amazing, the attention is really good, there were like 300 articles written about us too.” — Noah Beery

“Personal genome map solves California teen’s illness” — Associated Press

“Twins’ recovery signals key step in genetic medicine” — Houston Chronicle

“Genome study solves twins’ mystery illness” — Reuters

With the Beery twins and the sequencing of their genes is an example of real potential of genomic medicine to end medical oddities. It really sets an example for all those other families who are struggling with undiagnosed illnesses.

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Predictive Additive Model for Quantitative Genetics: Principles and Results

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Aug 182015
 
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Transgenerational Epigenetics

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Aug 152015
 
Transgenerational Epigenetics
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Transgenerational Epigenetics provides a comprehensive analysis of the inheritance of epigenetic phenomena between generations. Recent research points to the existence of biological phenomena that are controlled not through gene mutations, but rather through reversible and heritable epigenetic processes.

Epidemiological studies have suggested that environmental factors may be heritable. In fact, environmental factors often play a role in transgenerational epigenetics, which may have selective or adverse effects on the offspring. This epigenetic information can be transferred through a number of mechanisms including DNA methylation, histone modifications or RNA and the effects can persist for multiple generations.
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