Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine comments on a medical-malpractice case involving unnecessary surgeries.
Health & Medicine
PHILADELPHIA - Using high-throughput sequencing to map the locations of a common type of jumping gene within a person’s entire genome, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine found extensive variation in these locations among the individuals they studied, further underscoring the role of these errant genes in maintaining genetic diversity.
Kathryn Schmitz of the School of Medicine says even those with life-threatening cancer should avoid complete inactivity.
David Dinges of the School of Medicine is featured for his work monitoring the mental health of isolated volunteer astronauts.
Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine discusses a DNA screening initiative in California.
Mathias Basner of the School of Medicine is cited for his research on the psychological effects of noise.
P.J. Brennan and Subha Airan-Javia of the School of Medicine discuss the role of the hospitalist.