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First comprehensive atlas of human gene activity released

For immediate release: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Boston, MA — A large international consortium of researchers has produced the first comprehensive, detailed map of the way genes work across the major cells and tissues of the human body.…

‘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…

Big data holds big potential

January 2014 – Winston Hide, associate professor at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, discusses the enormous promise big data holds for public health researchers. (Harvard Healthcast, 8:06) Please click the play icon above to play this…

Adaptability key to success of cohort studies

December 17, 2013 – With federal research dollars declining, investigators must think of creative and flexible ways to keep their long-running cohort studies running and funded, said Bruce M. Psaty, professor of medicine and epidemiology at the University…

Secrets of sound health

[ Winter 2014 ] Growing up, Francesca Dominici lived about a mile from Ciampino Airport, the second busiest in Rome. As she remembers it, the greatest nuisance from the roar of aircraft over her home was that she…

Buckee named a top 100 global thinker by Foreign Policy

Caroline Buckee, assistant professor of epidemiology and associate director of the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), was named one of the top 100 global thinkers of 2013 by Foreign Policy (FP).…

Buckee named a “CNN 10” top thinker

Caroline Buckee, assistant professor of epidemiology and associate director of the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), was hailed as one of 10 “visionaries whose ideas are shaping our future” by CNN.…

Expanding access to clinical trial data responsibly

For immediate release: October 21, 2013 Boston, MA – A new report by researchers from Harvard University and others in a working group convened by the Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center (MRCT) at Harvard proposes recommendations for addressing a…