Fastest genome sequencing
A research effort led by Stanford scientists set the first Guinness World Record for the fastest DNA sequencing technique, which was used to sequence a human genome in just 5 hours and 2 minutes.
Hormone treatment for transgender teens
Transgender adults who started gender-affirming hormone therapy as teens had better mental health than those who waited until adulthood or wanted the treatment but never received it, a Stanford-led study found.
New Stanford Health Care board chair
Silicon Valley entrepreneur Marc E. Jones has been a board member since 2020. He succeeds John Levin as chair.
Stanford ranks high for complex heart procedures
For patients like Nathan Foss, Stanford’s expertise in rare and complicated heart surgeries provides better options.
Major grant renewal for Stanford Cancer Institute
The Stanford Cancer Institute is one of 51 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers, which must meet rigorous standards for improving the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
Team-care model helps clinicians, patients
A team-based approach to primary care reduces clinician burnout, but those gains quickly fade if staffing isn’t maintained, researchers say.
Hematologist Steven Coutre dies
Steven Coutre was known for his research on chronic lymphocytic leukemia, his humility and his love of traveling and family.
Deadly disease races among crowded inmates
Stanford infectious disease expert Jason Andrews has spent years studying the spread of tuberculosis in crowded Brazilian prisons and surrounding communities — an overlooked global health crisis.
500th heart transplant at Stanford
Mackenzie Collins was the 500th pediatric patient to undergo a heart transplant at Stanford Medicine.
Grant for faculty family care
The Doris Duke foundation has awarded the Stanford School of Medicine $550,000 to aid physician-scientists with family caregiving responsibilities heightened by COVID-19.