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...
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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 Read More

KRAS-Variant Stories

How Genetic Testing Helped Karen Navigate Her Cancer Treatment

When pathology reports from her lung cancer biopsy showed that 56-year-old Karen Peterson was positive for the KRAS oncogene, she had never heard of the KRAS protein before. Karen and her family... Read More

How Hazel Helped Scientists Learn More About Hormone Replacement Therapy

For women approaching or experiencing menopause, the question of whether or not to utilize hormone replacement therapy is a common one. After her hysterectomy at age 45, Hazel, now 87 years old... Read More

Why “Self Care” is not “Selfish”

Cancer survivors and their loved ones are no strangers to the adverse effects chemotherapy can have on one’s body, mind, and spirit. Despite these setbacks, Mirakind community member and blogger, Heather Trojan,... Read More

News & Updates

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... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

Q&A & Discusson

KRAS-Variant and Breast Cancer

Webinar – KRAS-Variant and Breast Cancer Did you miss our live webinar on the KRAS-Variant with Dr. Joanne Weidhaas? Watch the replay and learn about how this genetic mutation can impact your... Read More


Menopause: a condition that 100% of women will experience, yet so few of us feel comfortable talking about. Let’s start with Perimenopause… Did you know that women in their 40s (and some... Read More

HRT and The KRAS-Variant

While there are many factors to consider, understanding your genetic profile can prove invaluable in your decision-making process.  Joanne Weidhaas, MD, PhD, and her colleagues published research in 2015 that pointed to estrogen withdrawal—which... Read More