News and happenings at Harvard Medical School and its affiliates.


Student research day highlights new work, honors educator

Biological safety lock for genetically modified organisms 

Uneven impact found for those with serious mental illness in transition from Medicaid to Medicare Part D

Live imaging depicts early life of blood stem cells 

Power of big data leveraged for biomedical research

Imaging study finds first evidence of neuroinflammation in brains of chronic pain patients

HMS in the News

January 23, 2015

Teams at Yale and at Harvard Medical School worked with bacterium famous for food poisoning has its genetics altered to produce fuel or pharmaceuticals—and to keep it from escaping the lab. George Church, Robert Winthrop Professor of Genetics, is senior author on one of research papers. 

January 22, 2015

President Barack Obama made few references to health care during his State of the Union address, but one topic in the spotlight was what he referred to as "precision medicine," a way of approaching diseases in a highly individualized way by using patient DNA to predict how one might respond to specific treatments. Scott Weiss, professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is quoted. 

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