Press Releases

Mount Sinai Scientists Find DNA Folding Patterns May Be Related to Neurological Disorders
July 3, 2017 - New study used 3D genome mapping to analyze folding shape changes in neurons. 

Introducing Sema4: A Spinout Company of the Mount Sinai Health System
June 1, 2017 - The Mount Sinai Health System today announced that it has spun out several genetic testing and data sciences components from its Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences and the Icahn Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology into a for-profit company, Sema4. 

Team of Scientists Demonstrate Path for Tackling Rare Cancers with No Effective Treatment
March 23, 2017 - An international team of scientists led by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and UConn School of Medicine have reported the results of a genome sequencing study for an extremely rare form of cancer.  

Berkeley Lights, Inc. and Mount Sinai Expand Relationship 
February 2, 2017 - As part of an expanded collaboration with Berkeley Lights, Inc., the Icahn Institute is purchasing the Beacon platform, the next generation of BLI technology. 

Endometrial Cancer Mutations Detected in Uterine Lavage Samples
December 26, 2016 - In a new study published by John Martignetti and colleagues at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, mutations that have been linked to endometrial cancer can be identified in the uterine lavage fluid.

Helix Announces New Partnerships with National Geographic and Mount Sinai 
October 26, 2016 - The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Helix have partnered to continue to pioneer novel approaches to responsibly engaging consumers in the digital health arena. 

Systems Biology Research Study Reveals Benefits of Vacation and Meditation
August 30, 2016 - Scientists from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, the University of California, San Francisco, and Harvard Medical School used a rigorous study design to assess the biological impact of meditation compared to vacation.

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.

Mount Sinai Researchers Report Clinical Utility of Personalized Medicine Program for Cancer Patients
June 1, 2016 - Scientists from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai developed and tested a personalized cancer therapy program using an integrated genomic approach that led to therapeutic recommendations for 91 percent of patients.

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. 

23andMe Enables Genetic Research for ResearchKit Apps
March 21, 2016 - The Mount Sinai Asthma Health will be one of the first to implement the module, enabling more than 1.2 million 23andMe customers to upload their genetic information directly through the apps, following an informed consent process. 

Mount Sinai and LifeMap Solutions Expand Asthma Health ResearchKit Study to UK and Ireland 
February 23, 2016 - The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and LifeMap Solutions, a company developing innovative digital health solutions, today announced international expansion of the free Asthma Health App to the United Kingdom and Ireland. 

 

 

Mount Sinai Scientists Take Novel Approach to Restore the Microbiome of C-section Newborns in an Effort to Foster Improved Health
February 1, 2016 - Scientists from the Icahn Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology in collaboration with NYU Langone Medical Center and a multi-center team of researchers demonstrated for the first time that the microbiome of newborn babies delivered via cesarean section can be partially restored.

Mount Sinai Genetic Testing Laboratory Launches New Carrier Screening Product Line
January 5, 2016 - The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai announced the launch of a range new carrier screening tests, NextStep Carrier Screening, which are market leading in terms of breadth and depth of coverage. 

Berkeley Lights and the Icahn Institute at Mount Sinai Announce Single Cell Annotation and Genomics Collaboration Program as First BioFoundry Partner
December 10, 2015 - The Icahn Institute is the first BioFoundry™ lab partner implementing Berkeley Lights' OptoSelect™ Light Technology.

New Computational Tools Developed by Mount Sinai Scientists Yield Superior Genome Analysis Results
December 1, 2015 - New data analysis software could help genomics researchers identify genetic drivers of disease with greater efficiency and accuracy.

Mount Sinai Scientists Deploy Novel Data Analysis Method to Identify Subtypes of Common Disease
October 28, 2015 - A new publication from scientists at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai offers a glimpse of precision medicine in action.

Mount Sinai and LifeMap Solutions Announce Initial Results for Asthma Health App and New Features to Enhance Clinical Impact
September 29, 2015 - Initial Results from the new Asthma Health App, which remotely recruited and enrolled over 8,600 research participants, demonstrate why mobile apps are fundamentally transforming medical research. 

Mount Sinai Scientists Develop New Approach for More Accurate and Comprehensive Whole Genome Assembly, Variant Discovery and Interpretation 
June 29, 2015 - A new strategy for uncovering difficult-to-detect, complex forms of genomic variation associated with human disease

Gift to Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Establishes Harris Center for Precision Wellness 
June 25, 2015 - Center Will Develop Innovative Approaches to Health Monitoring and Wellness Management

Mount Sinai Scientists Develop New Technique for Analyzing the Epigenetics of Bacteria, a Potential New Tool to Combat Pathogens and Overcome Antibiotic Resistance
June 15, 2015 - New methods hold the promise of a new tool to offset the growing challenge of antibiotic resistance by bacterial pathogens

Mount Sinai Scientists Shed Light on the Motivations of Healthy People Seeking Personal Genome Sequencing 
June 8, 2015 - Research will help inform the transition of healthcare to “precision medicine”, where individuals and physicians will routinely obtain and apply genomic information

Mount Sinai Scientists Find Unprecedented Microbial Diversity in Isolated Amazonian Tribe 
April 17, 2015 - Scientists from the Icahn School of Medicine have discovered the most diverse collection of bacteria yet in humans among an isolated tribe of Yanomami Amerindians in the remote Amazonian jungles of Venezuela.

Mount Sinai Scientists Establish Link Between Neurodegenerative Disease and the Body’s Response to Viral Infection 
March 30, 2015 - A key protein previously implicated in Lou Gehrig’s disease and other neurological diseases plays an important role in the response to viral infection.

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and LifeMap Solutions Launch Asthma Study for iPhone 
March 9, 2015 - The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and LifeMap Solutions, a subsidiary of BioTime (BTX), today announced the launch of a large-scale medical research study that uses the new ResearchKit framework developed by Apple to make it easy for individuals who suffer from Asthma to participate in studies right from their iPhone.

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

Preventing Heart Disease in New York City Children and their Caregivers 
July 15, 2014 - Mount Sinai Heart has been awarded nearly $4 million from the American Heart Association to increase cardiovascular health in NYC children at highest risk.

Mount Sinai and Genetic Disease Foundation Celebrate “Food For Life” Program to Help Kids Manage Inherited Metabolic Diseases

Mount Sinai Genetic Testing Laboratory Nearly Doubles Diseases Covered by Ashkenazi Jewish Carrier Screening Panel 
May 8, 2014 - With expanded screening test, 50 percent of Ashkenazi Jewish individuals are expected to be identified as carriers of at least one of the 38 diseases.

Mount Sinai Scientists Identify First Gene Linked to Heart Muscle Disease in Children 
April 28, 2014 - Findings show several FDA-approved drugs may also be effective in patients diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy.

Scientists Reveal New Findings for Reversing Early and Late Atherosclerosis 
February 28, 2014 - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai study suggests early-stage atherosclerosis is reversible, and identifies new genetic targets for fighting advanced atherosclerosis.

Fast Company Names Icahn School of Medicine as One of World's Top Ten Most Innovative Companies in Big Data 
February 11, 2014 - Ranked in Big Data Sector for "embracing data scientists and supercomputers to build the hospital of the future"

Mount Sinai Genetic Testing Laboratory Launches More Accurate Carrier Screening Test for Spinal Muscular Atrophy 
February 11, 2014 - Use of genetic variants improves detection of SMA carriers in clinical test that will be broadly licensed to testing labs worldwide.

With Large-Scale New Studies, Mount Sinai Scientists Help Underscore the Genetic Complexity in Schizophrenia 
January 22, 2014 - Largest exome studies of schizophrenia to date establish critical new scientific resources for biomedical community and the possibility of more tailored treatment for patients.

Mount Sinai Researchers Identify Molecular Changes in the Brain that May Increase Risk for Multiple Sclerosis 
November 25, 2013 - First genome-wide study in brain tissue from MS patients.

Mount Sinai Researcher Shares 2013 American Society of Human Genetics Leadership Award With Research Partner Wife 
November 4, 2013 - Kurt Hirschhorn, MD, and Rochelle Hirschhorn, MD, receive Victor McKusick Leadership Award.

Berg and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Announce R and D Partnership 
October 10, 2013 - Innovative Big Data Approach to Focus on Biological Network Models for Cancer, Central Nervous System and Endocrine Disorders.

Genetic Analysis of Individuals with Autism Finds Gene Deletions 
October 3, 2013 - Deletions may be linked to miswiring of brain neurons.

NIH Grant to support Mount Sinai Research Program to Create Biological Network Model of Alzheimer's Disease in partnership with New York Stem Cell Foundation 
September 18, 2013 - Team to apply innovative analytical methods to gain new insights and identify potential therapies

Mount Sinai Grants Exclusive License to Plexcera Therapeutics to Develop Treatments for Farber Disease and Cystic Fibrosis 
September 10, 2013 - Plexcera was founded by Edward H. Schuchman, MPh, PhD, Professor Professor of Genetics and Genomic Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine.

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Joins Drug-Induced Liver Injury Network 
September 10, 2013 - Mount Sinai has joined the Drug-Induced Liver Injury Network of the NIH to better undrestand drug-induced liver injury, which affects one million people each year.

Mount Sinai Researchers Publish New Edition of Psychiatry "Bible" 
August 7, 2013 - In light of the accelerated pace of discovery in understanding psychiatric illnesses, experts from Mount Sinai have published the 4th edition of Neurobiology of Mental Illness.

Two Mount Sinai Researchers Named “Inventors of the Year” by the New York Intellectual Property Law Association 
June 28, 2013 - The awards were given at the NYIPLA Annual Meeting Awards Dinner last month at the Princeton Club in New York.

The Mount Sinai Medical Center Will Participate in the Aspen Ideas Festival 
June 24, 2013 - Kenneth Davis, MD, President and CEO of The Mount Sinai Medical Center, to speak on the future of medicine at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Colorado

Researchers Identify First Drug Targets in Childhood Genetic Tumor Disorder 
May 23, 2013 - Two mutations central to the development of infantile myofibromatosis may provide new therapeutic targets.

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Bene Pharmachem Gmbh To Collaborate On Clinical Studies For Mucopolysaccharidoses 
May 15, 2013 - The company, based in Germany, is the sole producer of pharmaceutical pentosan polysulfate.

Mount Sinai Researchers Identify Gene Mutations in Congenital Heart Disease 
May 12, 2013 - Using high-throughput sequencing, an international research team including Mount Sinai discovers causes of severe congenital heart disease

Scientists at Mount Sinai Discover a Key Mechanism for the Most Common Form of Alzheimer's Disease 
April 25, 2013 - Research identifies potential therapeutic targets for Late Onset Alzheimer's Disease (LOAD) by revealing a network of genes involved in the inflammatory response.

"Minerva" Super Computer Ushers New Era Of Precision Medicine At Mount Sinai 
April 17, 2013 - Sophisticated algorithms analyze data to develop predictive models of disease in order to better diagnose and treat patients

Mount Sinai Genetic Testing Laboratory Partners with Counsyl to Expand Screening for Genetic Diseases 
January 8, 2013 - Genetic screening testsfor more than 100 disorders are available with on-site counseling.

Scientists Discover New Genetic Basis for Dystonia, a Debilitating Movement Disorder Impacting 500,000 North Americans 
December 18, 2012 - Discovery of new gene provides opportunity for development of new drugs and prenatal screening for dystonia.

Alessia Baccarini, PhD, receives the Paola Campese Award from the Italian Scientists and Scholars Foundation 
December 10, 2012 - The award acknowledges young Italian investigators working in North America, whose research is innovative and impactful.

Common Cranial Birth Defect: Mount Sinai Researchers Validate Genetic Links 
November 19, 2012 - Craniosynostosis is one of the ten most common birth defects, occurring in about 1 out of every 2,500 live births.

Changes in Nerve Cells Caused by Social Isolation May Contribute to the Development of Mental Illness 
November 11, 2012 - Reduced production of myelin, a type of nerve fiber that is lost in diseases like MS, may also play a role in the development of mental illness.

Mount Sinai School of Medicine Offers First-Ever Course with Whole Genome Sequencing 
October 8, 2012 - The course provides opportunity for students to sequence, analyze and interpret their own personal genome using cutting-edge techniques.

Mount Sinai Researchers Solve Mystery Surrounding the Death of Two Sisters Nearly 50 Years Ago 
August 29, 2012 - The study appears in the online edition of The American Journal of Human Genetics.

New Molecular Entity Discovered for Congenital Facial Paralysis 
July 26, 2012 - Ethylin Wang Jabs, MD, and her team have identified a new molecular entity associated with the disorder.

CBS This Morning - "Fetal Genetic Code Mapped: What it Means for You" 
June 8, 2012 - Researchers say, for the first time, they've mapped the genetic code of a fetus.

The New Biology Film Receives Masters Series Award From CINE 
May 29, 2012 - Executive Producer and Creative Director Eric Schadt, PhD, was at the French Embassy in Washington D.C. May 9th to receive the award.

Protein Inhibitor Points To Potential Medical Treatments For Skull And Skin Birth Defects 
May 15, 2012 - Mount Sinai researchers have found new clues in the pathogenesis of skull and skin birth defects associated with a rare genetic disorder.

Scientists Identify FLT3 Gene as a Valid Therapeutic Target in Acute Myeloid Leukemia 
April 15, 2012 - Use of new gene-sequencing technology rapidly identifies mutations that lead to drug resistance

New "Genetic Bar Code" Technique Establishes Ability to Derive DNA Information From RNA 
April 8, 2012 - Discovery May Create Dialogue about DNA and RNA Data Bank Privacy Issues

Mutations in Three Genes Linked to Autism Spectrum Disorders 
April 4, 2012 - Mount Sinai's findings, as part of a trio of papers revealing new genetic targets in autism, are published in the April 4th online issue of the journal Nature.

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Researchers Discover Five Genetic Markers of Crohns Disease in Jews of European Descent 
March 8, 2012 - Jews of Eastern European descent are 4 times more likely to have Crohn's disease. Mount Sinai researchers have learned why.

Researchers Identify Gene Variants That Cause Stent Thrombosis in People with Coronary Artery Disease 
October 26, 2011 - Identifying these gene variants may allow researchers to prevent a deadly complication of coronary stent implantation in people with coronary artery disease.

Eric Schadt, PhD, Named Director of Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology at The Mount Sinai Medical Center 
September 26, 2011 - Dr. Schadt's goal is to create a world-class genomic data center that will help develop and improve the diagnosis and treatment of patients.

NY Times - "The New Generation of Microbe Hunters"

NY Daily News - "Testing Your Baby For Metabolic Disorders"

Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Pacific Biosciences Partner to Advance Clinical Research through Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology 
May 16, 2011 - Institute to be directed by PacBio CSO Dr. Eric Schadt; Will Include Single Molecule Real Time Biology User Facility

Mount Sinai’s Ethylin Wang Jabs, MD, Elected as a Member of the Association of American Physicians 
April 18, 2011 - Dr. Jabs was among 64 individuals elected this year and honored at the Association of American Physicians annual meeting.

Chef Floyd Cardoz to Compete on Top Chef Masters on Behalf of Mount Sinai School of Medicine 
April 6, 2011 - Chef Floyd Cardoz will compete on "Top Chef Masters" for the Young Scientist Cancer Research Fund at Mount Sinai.

Consortium of Researchers Identify Four New Genes Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease Risk 
April 3, 2011 - A consortium of researchers has identified four new genes that when present increase the risk of a person developing Alzheimer’s disease later in life.

Dr. AnaLisa DiFeo Recognized As Liz Tilberis Scholar for Ovarian Cancer Research 
December 1, 2010 - AnaLisa DiFeo honored with the Liz Tilberis Grant from the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund to support her research on chemoresistance in ovarian cancer.

Bruce D. Gelb, MD, of Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Elected to the Institute of Medicine 
October 11, 2010 - Dr. Bruce Gelb was among 65 new members and five foreign associates announced today at the IOM’s 40th annual meeting.

Gene Mutations Identified As Cause of Primary Torsion Dystonia 
February 3, 2009 - Mount Sinai researchers have identified mutations in gene THAP1 as a cause of primary torsion dystonia. The discovery may lead to new treatments for this debilitating disease.