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Perspective: Today’s regulations, tomorrow’s medicine

New techniques reveal “extreme” gene copy range 

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 

HMS in the News

January 29, 2015

About 20 patients who would have had to cancel their appointments Tuesday as Boston was getting pummeled with snow instead had “virtual visits” with their doctors, which are like a video chat. Jason Wasfy, instructor in medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Lee Schwamm, professor of neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, are quoted. 

January 29, 2015

Harvard genomics researchers could see increased funding for their work should Congress approve a White House proposal to allocate millions more dollars to the research of medical treatments personalized to a patient’s genetic information. Heidi Rehm, associate professor of pathology at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Patrick Ellinor, associate professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, are quoted.

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