The promises and pitfalls of omics in precision medicine.
Omics techniques that rapidly analyze large amounts of genomic and other data from an individual cell, tissue or patient could greatly benefit precision medicine, but not without challenges. The Regulatory Science to Advance Precision Medicine Working Group, led by scientists at the University of Rochester Clinical and Translational Science Institute, held a forum in 2017 to examine those possibilities and challenges.
Precision genomics point the way to mutations associated with accelerated aging
Mayo Clinic researchers are using precision genomics to search for undiscovered, inheritable genetic mutations that cause accelerated aging. In a study recently published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, researchers conducted a study assessing 17 patients with short telomere syndromes — rare conditions that result in premature DNA and cellular deterioration.