News

The research advances produced by the Icahn Institute and Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences are routinely featured in the news, research publications, and other media.

Our faculty is frequently featured in the news and in other academic publications.

Cardiology Today: Johan Björkegren discusses STARNET study and the profound opportunities this line of research could lead to. (8.25.16) Read here. 

GenomeWeb: Johan Björkegren and colleagues published a study that revealed a new level of complexity and interaction in genes responsible for inherited risk of cardiometabolic diseases. (8.18.16) Read here. 

New York Times: Stephen Friend discusses new potential to treat illnesses by studying the people who inherited a mutated gene, but remained healthy. (4.11.16) Read here.

Nature Biotechnology: Rong Chen and colleagues published a research study that analyzed over a half million people and identified 13 individuals who remain healthy despite carrying a disease-causing mutation. (4.11.16) Read here.

NPR: Eric Schadt and colleagues aim to recruit tens of millions of people to decode and uncover why healthy people with disease-causing mutations are protected from disease. (4.11.16) Read here.

BBC: Stephen Friend and Eric Schadt explain the tremendous opportunity to treat illnesses by figuring out what keeps people healthy. (4.11.16) Read here.

More In the News

We publish our own press releases highlighting the work of our accomplished faculty and staff.

Mount Sinai Research Collaboration Identifies Genes Responsible for Risk of Developing Heart Attack, Stroke, and Related Cardiometabolic Diseases
August 18, 2016 - A profound new level of complexity and interaction among genes has been identified within specific tissues responsible for mediating the inherited risk for cardiometabolic diseases.

Researchers from Mount Sinai and Sage Bionetworks Report Analysis of Nearly 600,000 Genomes for Resilience Project
April 11, 2016 - As part of a global collaboration, scientists conducted the largest genome study to date and reported the first systematic search across hundreds of Mendelian disorders in hundreds of thousands of individuals apparently not afflicted with any of these disorders to identify those carrying disease protective factors.

Mount Sinai Researchers Assess Accuracy of Commercially Available Lab Tests
March 28, 2016 - Scientists from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai performed an in-depth comparison of basic blood tests run by commercial laboratories and found several cases where inaccurate results would have led to incorrect medical decisions. 

Apple Announces Advancements to ResearchKit 
March 21, 2016 - The Mount Sinai Asthma Health app, designed to track symptom patterns in an individual and identify potential triggers for these symptoms, will use genetic data from 23andMe customers to help researchers better understand ways to personalize asthma treatment. 

More Press Releases

In addition to being featured in print and web articles, our faculty also appear in educational and news-based videos.

June 14, 2015
Dateline NBC
Manisha Balwani, MD, discusses photosensitivity disorder erythropoietic protoporphyria on NBC’s Dateline. Watch the video

May 4, 2015
Yahoo Tech
Eric Schadt, PhD, discusses Apple's new ResearchKit and our Asthma App with David Pogue, a well-known tech journalist. Watch the video

April 24, 2015
CBS This Morning
Eric Schadt, PhD, appeared on CBS This Morning TV program to discuss ethical questions regarding a new gene editing technology applied in humans. Watch the video

April 17, 2015
Mount Sinai
Jose Clemente, PhD, discusses new research findings on the human microbiome, the trillions of bacteria harbored in the body that are essential to our well-being. Watch the video

AGBT Conference
John Martignetti, MD, PhD, presents a novel and efficient pipeline for precision-based circulating tumor DNA detection in cancer patients. Watch the video

March 11, 2015
Bloomberg TV
Eric Schadt, PhD, gave a live interview with Cory Johnson on BloombergTV to discuss the recent launch of Apple's new ResearchKit and our Asthma App. Watch the video

March 9, 2015
Apple ResearchKit
Apple announced the launch of ResearchKit and Mount Sinai was one of 5 featured launch partners with our Asthma Health App. Watch the video