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October 5, 2014

In the largest genetic study of height-related genes to date, scientists involved in the GIANT consortium (Genetic Investigation of Anthropometric Traits) identified 423 genetic regions connected to height — which could explain as much as 60 percent of that genetic component. Joel Hirschhorn, Concordia Professor of Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, led the consortium.  

October 4, 2014

Jonathan Reisman, instructor in medicine Massachusetts General Hospital, authored this opinion piece about the similarities in identifying both mushrooms and diseases. 

October 3, 2014

The emergence this week of the first Ebola case in the United States — and the mistakes made by a Texas hospital that led to a delayed diagnosis — prompted Boston hospitals and primary care practices to review their emergency plans over the past two days and strengthen weak spots. Benjamin Kruskal, instructor in population medicine at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates; and Paul Biddinger, assistant professor of surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, are quoted. 

October 3, 2014

Atul Gawande, Samuel O. Their Professor of Surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital, authored this feature about halting the Ebola outbreak. 

October 2, 2014

Eugene Beresin, professor of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital; and Steven Schlozman, assistant professor of  psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, authored this opinion piece about thoughtfully talking to children about Ebola. 

October 2, 2014

Grant may help researchers prepare a clinical-grade HIV antibody. Dan Barouch, professor of medicine Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is leading the research.  

October 2, 2014

The vast database, which was required under the new health care law, is likely to be closely scrutinized by researchers, insurers, consumer advocates and others. Aaron Kesselheim, associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is quoted. 

October 1, 2014

Americans have a lingering discomfort with the topic of miscarriage, although 15 percent of pregnant women will experience a miscarriage this year. Alice Domar, associate clinical professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive biology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is quoted.  


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