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Direct-to-consumer genetic testing not ready for prime time

David Hunter, Vincent L. Gregory Professor in Cancer Prevention and Dean for Academic Affairs at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), recently added to the commentary about direct-to-consumer genetic testing company 23andMe, which has run afoul of the FDA over its marketing…

Supreme Court gene-patenting decision represents balancing act

A June 2013 Supreme Court ruling that human genes cannot be patented upholds the notion that “our common humanity cannot be owned” but also preserves incentives important for biomedical innovation, according to an article by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers…

The Humanitarian Crisis in Syria

[FORUM VIDEO] This Forum event examined the practicalities and decision-making driving the humanitarian response to the unfolding Syrian conflict.