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  • Increasing diversity in genome studies

    Data scientist Genevieve Wojcik speaks about the lack of diversity in genomewide association studies, why it’s a problem and how increasing diversity in these studies can elevate the entire population.


  • Using RNA for rare-disease diagnosis

    Geneticist Stephen Montgomery explains why the transcriptome, the collection of RNA molecules in a cell, is a crucial piece of deciphering the source of rare diseases.


  • Building new hospital to withstand quakes

    Bert Hurlbut, vice president of new hospital construction at Stanford Health Care, discussed the strategies his team used to make the new Stanford Hospital earthquake-resistant.


  • Stanford aids fight against antibiotic resistance

    A Stanford program has been designated as a collaborating center to help the World Health Organization combat the overuse and misuse of antibiotics.


  • Schatzberg urges caution with ketamine

    Physicians and patients are excited about ketamine, the latest drug to treat depression, but Stanford psychiatrist Alan Schatzberg says we need to tread carefully.


  • Potential and perils of AI

    Stanford primary care specialist Steven Lin asserts that artificial intelligence, if deployed properly, can reduce physicians’ administrative workload and support them in providing caring, personalized medicine.


  • Quashing myths about PTSD

    Shaili Jain, a Stanford psychiatrist, discusses the explosion of knowledge about post-traumatic stress disorder and the condition’s widespread impact. PTSD is the subject of her new book, The Unspeakable Mind.


  • Finding strategies for professional wellness

    Rachel Schwartz discusses a study in which Stanford Presence 5 researchers interviewed people in non-medical professions to see how they and their organizations foster professional wellness on the job.


  • Nicotine arms race

    In this Q&A, Robert Jackler, a professor who has studied the rapid rise of e-cigarettes among youth, discussed the impact of Juul, a high-nicotine vaping device.


  • Cutting back on meat-derived protein

    Nutrition expert Christopher Gardner discusses the protein-consuming habits of America, the drawbacks and ways to eat better.



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