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Harnessing data to improve health

We're now in the midst of a golden era of data. and scientists are constantly finding news ways to harness this information with applications across health care, the environment, commerce, urban planning, finance, and more.

Genetics and disease risk

In this week’s episode: The link between our genes and disease risk. A new study is shedding light on how genetic mutations may increase our risk of a range of diseases—from cancer to heart conditions.

A genome every 12 minutes

Conference on whole genome sequencing addresses advances in technology, ‘fake diseases,’ ancient DNA, and broad opportunities for human disease research November 22, 2016 -- In 2006, in the early days of whole genome sequencing, the sequencing platform at the…

Your phone knows how you feel

In this week's episode: How Donald Trump's victory will likely affect health care in America, plus how researchers are mining smartphone data to improve health.

Flaminia Catteruccia wins prestigious Faculty Scholar award

Grant recognizes outstanding early-career scientists who are pioneering new approaches to global health problems For immediate release, Thursday, September 22, 2016 Flaminia Catteruccia Boston, MA ─ Infectious disease researcher Flaminia Catteruccia from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public…

Mosquito maven

Infectious disease researcher Flaminia Catteruccia is searching for novel ways to control mosquitoes that rely less on brute force and more on a deep knowledge of the organism’s biology September 23, 2016 – Mosquitoes have threatened human health…

Defending the ‘wonder drugs’

Antibiotics were once lauded for their impressive abilities to fight infection. Now, in an era of rampant antibiotic resistance, Harvard Chan researcher Yonatan Grad is pioneering new ways to track and control the spread of infectious disease —…

Helping a war-torn country rebuild

Student plans on returning home to Syria to practice science, influence health care policy May 10, 2016 -- Lana Awad didn’t know until she was in ninth grade that she was visually impaired because of a genetic disorder. She…