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How so-called 'junk DNA' affects cancer risk

January 29, 2020 – John Quackenbush, Henry Pickering Walcott Professor of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics and chair of the Department of Biostatistics, is trying to understand how our genes influence cancer risk. In a recent research paper, he…

Alumni return to campus for annual weekend

November 5, 2014 —Nearly 200 Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) alumni returned to the School on October 24–25 to reconnect with former classmates, network, and learn more about current research in public health. This year’s symposium focused…

Big data's big visionary

[ Fall 2014 ] As cholera swept through London in the mid-19th century, a physician named John Snow painstakingly drew a paper map indicating clusters of homes where the deadly waterborne infection had struck. In an iconic feat…

‘Big data’ driving scientific revolution

Raw data on everything from genes to purchasing behaviors can now be collected, stored, and crunched at rates unimaginable just a few years ago. But mining this potential goldmine for scientific research can be a daunting task. Researchers…