The origins of clonal hematopoiesis is discussed in HMS news

Giulio Genovese’s discovery of a common precancerous condition and its origins is announced in an HMS news article.

July 16, 2018

Clonal hematopoiesis is discussed in the New York Times

Giulio Genovese’s discovery of a common precancerous condition is discussed in a New York Times article on heart disease.

January 30, 2018

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

Giulio Genovese’s discovery of a common precancerous condition is discussed in a news article 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.

July, 2017

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

Articles by

•  NIH Director Francis Collins (June 2, 2015)

•  NIMH Director Tom Insel (June 22, 2015)

•  Professor Samantha Morris (May 31, 2016).  Her lab is doing awesome things with Drop-seq btw.

May 31, 2016

The story of the C4 discovery in The New Yorker

An article by Siddhartha Mukherjee in The New Yorker describes the journey by which graduate student Aswin Sekar discovered the impact of the C4 gene on schizophrenia.

March 28, 2016

C4 and schizophrenia work in the New York Times

An article describing the discovery of Aswin Sekar et al. appears in the New York Times .  The scientific image of C4 protein at synapses was taken by Heather de Rivera.

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

 November 13, 2014