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April 22, 2015

Rumors of germline modification prove true — and look set to reignite an ethical debate. George Daley, professor of biological chemistry and molecular pharmacology at Children's Hospital Boston, is quoted.

April 21, 2015

Eric Lander, professor of systems biology and director of the Broad Institute of M.I.T. and Harvard, authored this opinion peice about fundamental problems with forensic science in the criminal justice system and how to prevent them.

April 20, 2015

Going to the doctor is an exercise in brisk communication, trust and vulnerability – talking about your health concerns isn’t easy. Add to this crunchtime a new doctor who rushes in, fails to provide an introduction and talks down to you throughout the session. But doctors with bad manners aren’t merely an added frustration while you’re sick: There's evidence they could be hazardous to your health. Helen Riess, associate professor of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

April 20, 2015

Annie Brewster, instructor in medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, authored this article about a patient who participated in a program at the Henry-Benson Institute of Mind-Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.

April 20, 2015

New mammogram screening guidelines from an influential panel of U.S. experts reaffirm earlier guidance that breast cancer screening should begin at age 50 for most women, but they acknowledge that women in their 40s also benefit, something experts say is a step in the right direction. Daniel Kopans, a professor of radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

April 20, 2015

Maintaining a daily coffee-and-aspirin routine probably isn’t harmful, but it’s too early to say it will protect anyone from cancer. Andrew Chan, associate professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is mentioned.

April 19, 2015

Tens of thousands of serious medical mistakes happen every year at American hospitals and clinics. While a handful of health care organizations have opted for broad disclosure amid calls for greater openness, most patients and their families still face significant obstacles if they try to find out what went wrong. Robert Truog, Frances Glessner Lee Professor of Legal Medicine, Professor of Anaesthesia at Boston Children's Hospital, is quoted.

April 18, 2015

A blog post about the Football Players Health Study at Harvard University, that aims to produce treatments and methods that will improve the lives of current and future former football players.

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