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Student recognized for genetic research on malaria

June 16, 2016 -- As an undergraduate working in malaria researcher Dyann Wirth’s lab at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Caleb Irvine was curious why malaria transmission was on the uptick in the Thiès region of…

James Mitchell receives 2016 Armen H. Tashjian Jr. Award

May 19, 2016—James Mitchell, associate professor of genetics and complex diseases, is the 2016 recipient of the Armen H. Tashjian Jr. Award for Excellence in Endocrine Research. At an awards ceremony on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, Mitchell spoke…

Author explores the intersection of science and race

April 28, 2016 — Advances in DNA sequencing and genetic ancestry testing have led many African Americans to rush for more answers about their heritage that may not be answered by science, Alondra Nelson, Dean of Social Science…

Cost of diabetes hits 825 billion dollars a year

Number of adults with diabetes reaches 422 million worldwide For immediate release: April 6, 2016 Boston, MA – The global cost of diabetes is now 825 billion dollars per year, according to the largest ever study of diabetes…

Should gene-edited mosquitoes be used to stop Zika?

Editing the DNA of the Zika-transmitting mosquito might be a way to wipe out the species entirely and thus stop the spread of the disease—but caution should be exercised in any such move, according to Flaminia Catteruccia, associate…

Poll: Most Americans oppose ‘designer babies’

Most Americans oppose altering genes of unborn babies to prevent serious inherited diseases and, especially, to enhance the baby’s appearance or intelligence, according to a new poll conducted by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health researchers and STAT.…

In pursuit of an elusive foe

The bacteria that cause tuberculosis are experts at survival, allowing the disease to persist even when faced with the immune system and drugs. Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Sarah Fortune is on a mission to figure out…

Xihong Lin, Brendan Manning, Shuji Ogino receive prestigious NCI awards

October 20, 2015 — It was announced this week that two faculty members from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health—Xihong Lin and Brendan Manning—received prestigious National Cancer Institute Outstanding Investigator Awards (OIA). These multimillion-dollar seven-year awards, providing…