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A "Transformational Gift" for Data Science at Harvard

A new gift from Bob and Luisa Fernholz, in support of the Harvard Data Science Initiative, promises to spark new interdisciplinary collaborations across the University and boost methodological and computing expertise in the field.

Help wanted: Data scientists

Demand for data scientists is rising across most industries but not enough people are trained to fill the roles, according to Rafael Irizarry, professor of biostatistics at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. “Data science is a…

New study finds link between DDT byproduct and autism

A new study found that pregnant women who had elevated blood levels of dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene (DDE) were more likely to have a child with autism. DDE is a byproduct of the banned insecticide dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT). The study looked at…

A science-based framework for evaluating sustainable investing

Consumers are increasingly choosing sustainable investments with socially responsible and environmentally-friendly goals. While there is promise in this area, there also is the potential for companies to claim to be more environmentally or socially responsible than they actually…

Tool developed to help better understand microbiome

Scientists know that the gut microbiome is closely linked to human health, but little has been known about the roles of specific microorganisms. Now researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the Broad Institute of MIT…