2. It's making sure your doctor is giving you the right drug at the right dose.
3. It makes developing new medical tests faster and better.
4. It may be helping you prevent an illness.
5. It may be helping you or a family member fight a treatment-resistant disease.
6. It may help identify an undiagnosed disease. Misdiagnosis sometimes happens with many gene-based conditions.
7. It may help you pick the right foods for your digestive system.
8. It may help in tailoring your cancer therapy.
9. It may help in family health decisions, including family planning.
10. Your genomic information in your medical record will help doctors diagnose and treat you in the future.
About Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic is the first and largest integrated, not-for-profit group practice in the world. Doctors from every medical specialty work together to care for patients, joined by common systems and a philosophy of "the needs of the patient come first." More than 3,700 physicians, scientists and researchers, and 50,100 allied health staff work at Mayo Clinic, which has campuses in Rochester, Minn; Jacksonville, Fla; and Scottsdale/Phoenix, Ariz.; and community-based providers in more than 70 locations in southern Minnesota., western Wisconsin and northeast Iowa. These locations treat more than half a million people each year. To obtain the latest news releases from Mayo Clinic, go to www.mayoclinic.org/news. For information about research and education, visit www.mayo.edu. MayoClinic.com (www.mayoclinic.com) is available as a resource for your health stories.
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