Harvard Medical School Dean George Daley voices concerns about new Trump administration restrictions on use of fetal tissue in research

With the Trump administration halting fetal tissue research at two prominent scientific institutions and new plans to review such research elsewhere, Harvard Medical School Dean George Daley discussed the importance of research using these tissues, which would otherwise be discarded, in creating vaccines and treatments and enhancing our understanding of human biology.

Alvin Powell | June 26, 2019 | harvard
~13 mins   

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Researchers able to determine the effects of genes and environment in 560 common conditions

In the largest study of U.S. twins to date, researchers use insurance records to tease out the effects of genes and the environment in 560 diseases.

Ekaterina Pesheva | Jan. 14, 2019 | harvard
~9 mins   

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