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Word cloud with phrases associated with gene editing

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) recently issued a consensus report, “Human Genome Editing: Science, Ethics, and Governance,” on editing the human genome using a powerful technique called CRISPR/Cas9. This technique enables changes to be made not only to an individual’s genetic makeup, but also to the human Read More

ilustration of lung cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States, with approximately 155,870 deaths from the disease in 2016. Add to that an estimated 222,500 new diagnoses of lung cancer and it’s clear that a big challenge lies ahead for researchers. Still, recent advances in diagnosis and Read More

travis-match

Editors’ Note: Today is Match Day, when graduating medical students across the nation learn where they will spend their residencies. In this post, we hear from Travis Howlette, a student who shares his thoughts about how he felt leading up to when he found out about his matching at Mount Sinai. If someone were to ask me the most Read More

Boy holding his mother's hand

One day I received a call in the office from someone seeking to make a documentary on individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) transitioning to the workforce. The caller wanted to know if I had patients who might be interested in participating. I thought for a moment: It had been a typical week in my Read More

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Editors’ Note: Sunita Reed, director of multimedia at Einstein, sat down to talk with neuroradiologist and imaging neuroscientist Dr. Michael L. Lipton about his surprisingly popular Introducing MRI course, which has attracted hundreds of thousands of views and a large fan base following its debut on our YouTube channel in 2014. Some international devotees of Read More

People Holding the word "Facts" in the Sky

It has been purported that one of the major take-home messages from the bizarre events of 2016 is that we are now living in a “post-truth” world. Indeed, that very phrase was dubbed the “word of the year” by Oxford Dictionaries, which defines it as “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are Read More