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An HMS scientist and a Portuguese artist have created a sculpture inspired by cell biology

Gene therapy slows vision loss in mouse models of retinal degeneration

pgEd briefs Congress on uses of DNA in the criminal justice system

For these HMS students, the future of medicine starts with a clang

Genetic makeup influences whether aspirin or other NSAIDS will reduce colorectal cancer risk

Campaign slows the spread of deadly bacteria in the midst of an outbreak

HMS in the News

March 23, 2015

A new Congressional bill that would improve public access to the roughly $60 billion in research the federal government funds each year is drawing praise from researchers who say it will accelerate innovation, and criticism from some publishers who fear it will undermine their financial model. Paul Anderson, K. Frank Austen Professor of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Roger Pitman, professor of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, are quoted. 

March 23, 2015

Members of the committee that recommended controversial changes to Harvard’s non-union health benefits plan said it will likely change in the future, though they have yet to determine the nature of such revisions. Joseph Newhouse, professor of health care policy, and Michael Chernew, Leonard D. Schaeffer Professor of Health Care Policy, are quoted. 

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