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September 6, 2018

Two Years After Double Lung Transplant, Steve Shank Is Grateful for Every Breath

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Steve Shank and his wife will never forget the moment they learned Steve would be getting the transplant he needed to save his life. They’ll also never forget meeting the family of the donor who saved him.

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Tags: Albinism, Dr. Dong Chen, genetic testing, Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome, Lung Transplant, Pulmonary fibrosis

October 21, 2014

Helping Javrie

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

All they wanted was a name. Something — anything — to call the mystery condition that plagued their young son. But appointment after appointment with local care providers had given Renata and Josiah Burdell little insight into what was happening with their son. Javrie, just 6 years old, was battling epilepsy, developmental delays, a weakened […]

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Tags: Campaign for Mayo Clinic, genetic testing, Individualized Medicine

January 28, 2014

A search for answers inside yourself

By Mystery User

When scientists cracked our genetic code back in 2003 by mapping the human genome, it opened up a new world of possibilities for patients who had been searching for answers to their medical mysteries. Patients like 30-year-old Denis Keegan of Ohio. Keegan was “suffering from kidney disease.” That much his doctors back home in Ohio […]

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Tags: Alexander Parker, genetic testing, genetics, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine

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