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New Software Promotes Inclusivity in Genetic Research and Strengthens Study Results
Dr. Atkinson and her team are working to make genetic research more inclusive with a new statistical framework and software package designed to include individuals of mixed ancestry.
Data Reveal Risks of COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine Allergic Reactions
A team of researchers at Mass General Brigham reports that the risk of life-threatening allergic reaction to the vaccines is low and comparable to the same risks associated with common antibiotics
COVID-19 Safety Measures are Still Crucial as Vaccination Rates Rise
With vaccine distribution steadily increasing across the U.S. many people are hopeful about regaining a sense of normalcy. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) maintains that COVID safety precautions are still recommended, even after vaccination. Daniel Horn, MD comments.
Mass General-MIT Team Create an Online COVID-19 Testing Calculator for Schools and Businesses
A team from Massachusetts General Hospital and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has created an online tool to help organizations calculate the costs and benefits of different COVID-19 testing and mitigation strategies.
Harry Orf, PhD
Research has been part of the hospital’s mission since its founding more than 200 years ago and has led to innovations such as the use of general anesthesia in surgery, a vaccine for tuberculosis and the modern PET scan.
Senior Vice President for Research
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58 Mass General Investigators Named Highly Cited Researchers of 2020
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