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The research advances produced by the 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.

Stat News: Inga Peter, wrote an opinion piece for Stat News about viral repurposing and how it can speed up the discovery of new uses for existing drugs. (1.12.19) Full story. 

VOA Turkey: Zeynep H. Gümüş, interviewed with Voice of America to discuss her recent study on Fanconi Anemia germline mutations that increase the risk for squamous lung cancer. (1.9.19) Full story.

Stat News: Bruce Gelb, weighs in on the usefulness of a study where AI can detect genetic mutations through a photograph. (1.7.19) Full story. 

GenomeWeb: Harm Van Bakel, spoke with GenomeWeb about the growing practice of hospitals sequencing pathogens isolated from patients who have either developed an antibiotic resistance or whose infections are suspected to be part of an outbreak. (11.15.18) Full story. 

DDNews: Jun Zhu, spoke with Drug Discovery News about the predictive modeling system he and a team of researchers designed to infer the relationships between genes, drugs, and their environment over time. (11.13.18) Full story

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

Mount Sinai and Hasso Plattner Launch New Institute for Digital Health 
March 29, 2019 - The Mount Sinai Health System (MSHS) and the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) today announced an affiliation that brings together industry leaders with combined expertise in health care delivery, health sciences, biomedical and digital engineering, machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Mount Sinai Researchers Identify More Than 400 Genes Associated With Schizophernia Development 
March 25, 2019 - In the largest study of its kind, involving more than 100,000 people, researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have applied a novel machine learning method to identify 413 genetic associations with schizophrenia across 13 brain regions. 

Mount Sinai Researchers Call for More Diversity in the Next Generation of Personalized Medicine
March 21, 2019 - In a perspective published today in the journal Cell researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai reveal that genomic data extracted from population biobanks across the globe contain much less ethnic diversity than desirable.  

Mount Sinai and IBM Researchers Uncover Key to Greater Efficacy in Cancer Treatment
March 21, 2019 - Researchers from Mount Sinai and IBM have discovered a novel clue in explaining how cancer cells with identical genomes can respond differently to the same therapy.

Mount Sinai and USC Researchers Develop Prostate Cancer Prediction Tool That Has Unmatched Accuracy
February 7, 2019 - A team of researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California (USC) have developed a novel machine-learning framework that distinguishes between low- and high-risk prostate cancer with more precision than ever before. 

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