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  • 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.


2021 ISSUE 2

Unlocking the secrets of the brain

COVID-19 Updates

Stanford Medicine is closely monitoring the outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). A dedicated page provides the latest information and developments related to the pandemic.