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New Research: “The KRAS-variant induces an epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition ‘EMT’ in normal breast epithelial cells”

As discussed in our previous Genetics series posts, the discovery of non-coding RNAs paved the way for changes in the Central Dogma and how we think about the flow of genetic information…

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New Research: How Inherited DNA -Based Mutations Impact Immunotherapy

The partners on the UCLA research team have made new discoveries about how genetic mutations can help doctors predict patient responses to cancer-fighting immunotherapy drugs. In the past, we’ve spoken a lot…

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International Women’s Day Profile: Dr. Joanne Weidhaas

Here at MiraKind, we’re constantly inspired by the amazing women who surround us; whether it is scientists and doctors working on our research, or the strong and empowered women who are facing complex health challenges with dignity and grace.

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Part 2 Q&A: Meet the MiraDx Research Team

“We’re pivoting from being focused on the disease to being focused on the patient and providing the tools to personalize each individual’s treatment.” –Mattias

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Top 5 Reasons to Give a Charitable Donation for Christmas

This time of year, the malls and online stores are filled with shoppers, eager to purchase the perfect gift for friends and loved ones near and far. We may be biased, but…

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Part 1: Meet the UCLA Research Team Series

As an undergraduate volunteer in Dr. Weidhaas’ laboratory at UCLA, which focuses on the genetics behind cancer, and how it impacts biology—specifically microRNA genetic differences, such as MiraKind’s KRAS-variant, I have an…

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so here at MiraKind, we’re taking a moment to think about the many ways in which breast cancer impacts our community.  Many of you may know that…

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Menopause & Myths about Hormone Replacement Therapy

For the large majority of us who suffer one or more symptoms of menopause, we can all agree that it is NO FUN.  So what can we do about it? According to…

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What You Need to Know About Estrogen and the KRAS-variant

Joanne Weidhaas is MiraKind’s founder and one of the scientists responsible for discovering the KRAS-variant, an inherited genetic mutation which predicts an increased risk of cancer. Following this breakthrough, Weidhaas and her…

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Let’s Talk Menopause (Finally)

Menopause: a condition that 100% of women will experience, yet so few of us feel comfortable talking about. We all know something about menopause, but just like pregnancy or bungee jumping, you…

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Why you should get your KRAS-variant results

Dear study participants, I wanted to share an experience that I had today. I had a wonderful conversation with a woman who participated in the first MiraKind study.  While I always enjoy…

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The truth about GWAS and the KRAS-variant

Although much of the world has accepted that GWAS studies, which use an outdated technology looking at large amounts of data, have failed to find any functional mutations, this approach has twice…

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