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November 5, 2014

The sex organs of animals are some of evolution’s most diverse handiwork. And yet up until now, scientists haven’t understood exactly how they evolved and take shape at the earliest stages of development. In a recent study, researchers have begun to unravel how genitals form. Patrick Tschopp, research fellow in genetics, is first author of the research. Clifford Tabin, George Jacob and Jacqueline Hazel Leder Professor of Genetics and head of the Department of Genetics, is senior author.

November 5, 2014

A group of Boston-area postdoctoral students formed a collaboration called the Future of Research (FOR), and recently convened a symposium by the same name. The symposium brought together over 200 early-career scientists to share their concerns about the future of biomedical research and the need for national discussion about reforms of that enterprise. Marc Kirschner, John Franklin Enders University Professor of Systems Biology and head of the Department of Systems Biology, is mentioned. Jessica Polka, research fellow in systems biology, is a co-leader of FOR.

November 5, 2014

Two Harvard Medical School professors who spoke at Tuesday’s meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences in defense of Harvard’s new health care policy were present in violation of Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences policies. 

November 4, 2014

University Benefits Committee members Michael Chernew, Leonard D. Schaeffer Professor of Health Care Policy; Barbara J. McNeil, Ridley Watts Professor of Health Care Policy; and Joseph Newhouse, John D. MacArthur Professor of Health Policy and Management at Harvard University, co-authored this opinon peice about the process and the thinking behind the recommendations to change Harvard University's health benefits.

November 4, 2014

Steve Schlozman, assistant professor of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, authored this opinion piece about the impact of systematic stress placed on teenagers.

November 4, 2014

Recently, brain cancer patient Brittany Maynard decided to end her life with pills prescribed by her doctor in Oregon—one of three states that have “death with dignity” laws—but doctors, medical ethicists and patient rights activists in the Boston area remain divided over whether doctors should actively participate in patient deaths. Marcia Angell, senior lecturer in social medicine, Lachlan Forrow, associate professor of medicine and director of ethics programs and palliative care programs at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Lisa Lehmann, associate professor of medicine and head of the Center for Bioethics at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, are quoted. 

November 4, 2014

Claire McCarthy, assistant professor of pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital, authored this blog post about the importance of speaking to babies. 

November 4, 2014

A group at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital are testing a novel way to track the virus in real time, and are calling on sniffly and sneezing New Englanders for help. Rumi Chunara, instructor in pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, is the chief researcher behind the flu crowdsourcing website GoViral.

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