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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
December 30, 2013

Ten years after completion of the Human Genome Project made it possible to paint a full genetic portrait of anyone in the world, sequencing remains far outside the mainstream. Research by George Church, the Robert Winthrop Professor of Genetics, is cited. Robert C. Green, associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is also quoted.

December 22, 2013

A conversation with the biogeneticist Eric S. Lander, HMS professor of systems biology and founding director of the Broad Institute, about how genetic advances are transforming medical treatment.

December 20, 2013

About eight percent of components for hip-replacement surgeries used in Britain are not backed by evidence and Harvard researchers call for stricter controls. Aaron Kesselheim, assistant professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Jerry Avorn, professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, wrote an accompanying journal editorial.

December 19, 2013

The discussion on how to determine whether an illness is physical or psychological erupted this week after The Boston Globe ran its series on Justina Pelletier’s case at Boston Children’s Hospital. Alice Weaver Flaherty, associate professor of neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, sheds light on the connection between neurology and psychiatry.

December 19, 2013

HMS researchers describe for the first time a compound naturally made by young cells that was able to revive older cells and make them energetic and youthful again. David Sinclair, professor of genetics, is the senior author of the study.

December 19, 2013

The author writes about the effect of insufficient sleep on productivity. A study from HMS is cited.

December 18, 2013

Researchers have confirmed a longstanding hypothesis that narcolepsy is an autoimmune disease, in which the immune system attacks healthy cells. Thomas Scammell, HMS professor of neurology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is quoted.

December 18, 2013

A Boston surgeon and his wife, an anesthesiologist, are pushing to stop a widespread surgical technique used on thousands of women during hysterectomies, which they say caused her undetected cancer to dangerously spread. Hooman Noorchashm, lecturer on surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Amy Reed, instructor in anaesthesia at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, are pushing to stop the technique.

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