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September 29, 2014

A powerful new technology could be used to manipulate nature by changing a species gene pool through reproduction, and it has scientists proceeding with caution. Kevin Esvelt, research associate at the Wyss Institute, led the research. George Church, Robert Winthrop Professor of Genetics, is quoted.Read the full article 

September 29, 2014

For the first time, a major medical organization takes a stand on rampant overuse of opioids for treating back pain, headaches and migraines. Jianren Mao, Richard J. Kitz Professor of Anaesthesia Research at Massachusetts General Hospital, is mentioned.Read the full article 

September 28, 2014

Andy Sechler, instructor in medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, authored this blog post about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.Read the full article

September 28, 2014

Researchers say they've identified a sign of early development of pancreatic cancer, a leading cause of cancer death. And, they add, their discovery might lead one day to a new test to detect the disease in its initial and more treatable stages. Brian Wolpin, assistant professor of medicine at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, is a co-leader of the study.Read the full article

September 27, 2014

A drug for advanced lung cancer shrunk tumors in those with a rare genetic mutation, according to a study that may provide the first targeted treatment for these patients. Alice Shaw, associate professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, led the study. Read the full article

September 25, 2014

Dennis Rosen, assistant professor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, authored this blog post about his experiences as a doctor communicating with patients with different belief systems.Read the full article

September 25, 2014

Claire McCarthy, assistant professor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, authored this blog post about the influence of online reviews in selecting a doctor.Read the full article

September 25, 2014

Emily Goard Jacobs, instructor in psychiatry at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, participated in an interview about gender bias in health research. Read the full article

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