Category: Genetics and Genomics Research

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How Mass General is at the Forefront of Genomics Research and Personalized Medicine

Researchers at the Center for Genomic Medicine (CGM) at Massachusetts General Hospital have become pivotal players in the emergence of precision medicine due to their various roles as local and international leaders in genomics.

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NHGRI Leaders Present Their 2020 Vision for Genomics Research

As the role of genomics in biomedical research continues to evolve, so too will the role of the National Health Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), Director Eric Green, PhD, told local genomics researchers at Mass General earlier this month.

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Partners Healthcare Biobank Hits Major Milestone

Partners Healthcare created the Partners Biobank to build a library of diverse genetic information that researchers could use to learn and develop more effective treatments to some of life’s most challenging diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease and depression.

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Mass General Researchers Find Genes that Shed Light on the Breakfast Skipping Conundrum

Could there be a genetic component that explains why some people skip breakfast? Does missing the so-called “most important meal of the day” impact overall health?

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Why We Need More Diversity in Genetics Research

A team of Mass General researchers recently published a perspective piece that shed light on the fact that majority of publicly available genetic data belongs to people of European ancestry, meaning the medical advances made using European genetic data are less informative to non-Europeans.

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Scientists Find Physical Activity Could Prevent Depression

Researchers from the Psychiatric & Neurodevelopmental Genetics Unit at Mass General recently published a study in JAMA Psychiatry that set out to gain a deeper understanding of the relationship between exercise and depression.

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Are You an Early Bird or a Night Owl? Study Finds Early Birds Have Lower Rates of Depression

Some people wake up early like clockwork with a chipper attitude and are eager to start the day. Then there those who have a bit of a slower start, but stay up till the wee hours claiming they’re most productive at night. Sound familiar? It turns out those waking habits may be embedded in our genes, […]

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Mass General Investigators Dig Deeper into the Science of Sleep

Three recent studies from researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital that look at the connections between sleep and health.

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Snapshot of Science: Genetic Insights into Our Food Choices, New Diagnostic Device for Lymphoma and More

What’s new in research at Mass General? Here’s a snapshot of studies recently published in top-tier scientific journals: Effect of folic acid on child brain development Have you ever noticed that everything from cereal to pasta to pancake mix has folic acid listed as an ingredient?  This is due to a government-mandated folic acid fortification […]

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Snapshot of Science for July 2018

What’s new in research at Mass General? Here’s a snapshot of studies recently published in top-tier scientific journals: Understanding the biological pathways underlying atrial fibrillation A team led by Patrick Ellinor, MD, PhD, at the Mass General Heart Center conducted a massive genomic analysis for atrial fibrillation (AF) – an irregular and often rapid heart […]

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