Mass General’s Marian DiFiglia, PhD, is working to advance research on the rare genetic mutation that affects her grandson.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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, […]
Three recent studies from researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital that look at the connections between sleep and health.
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 […]