News and happenings at Harvard Medical School and its affiliates.


Hidden aspect of health care falls disproportionately on the disadvantaged

2015 Alpert Symposium celebrates pioneers in infectious disease research, treatment

HMS's first Anatomy Day exhibit gives first-year medical students a look at some of the world's rarest anatomical artifacts.

Diverse mutations reveal lineage of brain cells

Brain metastases harbor different genetic mutations from those in primary tumors

HMS in the News

October 5, 2015

Mass killings like the one Thursday at the Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, scraped nerves raw, commanded headlines and prompted an anguished President Barack Obama to take to the airwaves—again—to condemn gun violence. Helen Farrell (Beth Israel Deaconess) is quoted.​​

October 4, 2015

Genetic tests to identify the most effective psychiatric drugs are the hot new technology in the race to create personalized treatments based on people’s DNA. Bruce Cohen (McLean Hospital) is quoted.​


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