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The Resilience Project Seeks Helpful Genetic Mutations In a New Approach to Fight Disease

After years of looking for mutations that cause diseases, investigators are now searching for those that prevent them. By understanding how protective mutations work, they hope to develop drugs that mimic them and protect everyone. (Photo credit: Kyle Johnson/The New York Times/Redux)

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Mount Sinai Scientists Gain New Insight into Hepatitis C Antiviral Resistance
November 18, 2014 - Nature Communications paper offers pivotal new information about how the virus interacts with and evades therapeutics, as well as new clues to its role in cancer development

The Icahn Institute at Mount Sinai Selects Ion Torrent Sequencing Technology to Drive Discovery in State-of-the-Art Genomics Research Center
September 11, 2014 - Scientists to sequence hundreds of thousands of DNA samples on the Ion Proton System

Mount Sinai Scientists and International Team Shed New Light on Schizophrenia in Largest Genomic Study Published to Date
July 22, 2014 - Genes and pathways identified could inform new approaches to treatment and address acute need for drug development for this disorder

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