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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
October 8, 2015

A new study shows that elephants harbor dozens of extra copies of one of the most powerful cancer-preventing genes. These bonus genes might enable them to weed out potentially cancerous cells before they can grow into tumors. Vadim Gladyshev (Brigham and Women’s) is quoted.​

October 8, 2015

Scientists say they have extracted ancient DNA from the skull of a man buried in the highlands of Ethiopia 4,500 years ago that supports the theory that Eurasian farmers migrated into Africa some 3,000 years ago. David Reich (HMS) is quoted.​

October 8, 2015

U.S. health care is in a revolution that is starting to shake up one of the most conservative parts of medicine: its antiquated model for training doctors. Neel T. Shah (Beth Israel Deaconess) is quoted.​

October 7, 2015

At the American Society for Human Genetics annual meeting on Wednesday, scientists from the Broad Institute and Harvard Medical School convened the conference’s first panel on gynecologic genetics and genomics. Stacey Missmer (Brigham and Women’s) and Cynthia Morton (Brigham and Women’s) are quoted. 

October 6, 2015

Minimally invasive surgery does not match standard surgery for the treatment of rectal cancer, new research indicates. Andrew Chan (Mass General) is quoted.​

October 6, 2015

Surgeons in Miami used a 3-D printed model of a girl's heart to plan her complicated surgery. Daniel B. Jones (Beth Israel Deaconess) is quoted.​

October 6, 2015

Geneticist George Church (HMS) has co-founded a company that is developing genetically modified pigs to grow organs for human transplant. George Daley (Boston Children’s) is quoted.​

October 6, 2015

Potential pain treatments are struggling to prove their worth over a rising placebo effect seen in US trials. Ted Kaptchuk (Beth Israel Deaconess) is quoted.​



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