Christina Usher interviewed by the BBC
Christina Usher was interviewed by the BBC for an upcoming special, “The Truth About Carbs”. The interview covered what we currently know about the amylase gene and its impact on metabolism. See Christina’s paper in Nature Genetics on amylase, from her Ph.D. work in the lab.
December 5, 2017
Fenna Krienen in Science
An article on the Science website describes Fenna’s research to map the brain – first cataloging long-range synaptic connections in the human brain (in Randy Buckner’s lab) and now analyzing the conservation of neuronal types and subtypes across species (in our lab).
November 9, 2017
Clonal hematopoiesis work in Science
November 10, 2017
Schizophrenia genetics in Harvard Magazine
An article in Harvard Magazine discusses the Stanley Center’s collaborative work to find the biological causes of brain illnesses such as schizophrenia. It describes both the lab’s work developing Drop-seq and our discovery of a contribution of complement genes to schizophrenia. The magazine cover, an image of C4 protein at synapses, was taken by Heather de Rivera.
TP53 mutations in stem cells
Articles by Stat News and GEN on our discovery (together with Kevin Eggan’s lab) that pluripotent stem cells routinely acquire dominant-negative mutations in the TP53 gene. Florian Merkle and Sulagna (Dia) Ghosh led the research team.
May 1, 2017
Matt Baum’s book reviewed in The American Journal of Bioethics
An article in The American Journal of Bioethics reviewed Matt’s book, The Neuroethics of Biomarkers: What the Development of Bioprediction Means for Moral Responsibility, Justice, and the Nature of Mental Disorder. Matt wrote the book before starting graduate school here.
November 30, 2016
Drop-seq in The Atlantic
Article describes impact of Drop-seq on the Human Cell Atlas
October 24, 2016
Steve at the Music Festival for Brain Health
Steve’s keynote talk at the 22nd Music Festival for Brain Health, on the human genome’s impact on brain health and illness.
September 17, 2016
Scientists on Drop-seq
• NIH Director Francis Collins (June 2, 2015)
• NIMH Director Tom Insel (June 22, 2015)
May 31, 2016
The story of the C4 discovery in The New Yorker
March 28, 2016
C4 and schizophrenia work in the New York Times
January 27, 2016
Steve interviewed on the PBS New Hour
Steve interviewed on the PBS News Hour on C4 and schizophrenia.
January 30, 2016
This Cell video abstract explains Drop-seq, a technology we developed to enable massively parallel analysis of RNA expression in thousands of individual cells.
Here is our paper describing Drop-seq.
May 26, 2015
Clonal hematopoiesis in the Boston Globe
An article on our work and an independent discovery by Ben Ebert’s lab in which we uncovered acquired point mutations that cause clonal expansions of individual blood cells, giving rise to a common, pre-cancerous condition.
November 26, 2014
Human genetic variation shapes DNA replication timing
Amnon Koren’s paper in Cell
News and Views article by Jay Shendure in Cell
HMS video describing the discovery