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

New York Genome Center: Scientists at the New York Genome Center (NYGC) and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have been awarded a $1.5 million collaborative grant over three years from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) to support the development of a toolkit for integrated multimodal cell profiling. (6.21.19) Full story. 

Springer Nature: Eimear Kenny along with several authors wrote this in-depth analysis of their Population Architecture using Genomics and Epidemiology (PAGE) Study. (6.19.19) Full story.

Crain's Business New York: The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has launched a center focused on advancing health care through the research, development, and implementation of artificial intelligence technologies. (6.11.19) Full story. 

Modern Healthcare: Andrew Kasarskis was highlighted for being hired as Mount Sinai's first-ever Chief Data Officer. (5.29.19) Full story. 

The Naked Scientists: Eli Stahl was interviewed by Phil Sansom from The Naked Scientists blog on his May publication about bipolar disorder. (5.3.19) Full story

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Study Findings Highlight The Need For Genetic Diversity in Genomic Research

June 19, 2019 - More than three-quarters of genomic data is derived from people of European descent, leaving other ethnic groups understudied. As described in a paper published today in Nature, this collaborative study revealed nearly 1,500 associations between genes and disease in minority populations, serving as a prime example of what racially inclusive research can bring.

 

June 18, 2019 - A collaboration involving the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, the German Heart Center Munich, AstraZeneca, and Karolinska Institutet in Sweden has demonstrated that more than 30 percent of heart disease risk stems from genetic factors. The study findings, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, introduce the biology of gene networks as a means to better understand the heritability and genetic underpinnings of heart disease.

Individuals Who Attempt Suicide Carry an Increased Genetic Liability for Depression, Regardless of Genetic Disorder. 

June 5, 2019 - More than 90% of people who attempt suicide have a psychiatric diagnosis; however, twin and family studies suggest that the genetic etiology of suicide attempt is partially distinct from that of the psychiatric disorders themselves.

Mount Sinai Researchers Identify 20 Novel Gene Associations With Bipolar Disorder

May 1, 2019 - In the largest study of its kind, involving more than 50,000 subjects in 14 countries, researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and more than 200 collaborating institutions have identified 20 new genetic associations with one of the most prevalent and elusive mental illnesses of our time—bipolar disorder.

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