Welcome to the genome era

Alan Guttmacher, director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Insti­tute of Child Health and Human Devel­op­ment, dis­cussed the future impli­ca­tions of the Human Genome Project with a score of North­eastern stu­dents and researchers.

New research takes aim at heart’s ‘safe zone’

Backed by a $1.2 mil­lion grant from the National Insti­tutes of Health, physics pro­fessor Alain Karma is part of a research team studying how a par­tic­ular class of gene muta­tions in humans sig­nif­i­cantly increases the risk of sudden car­diac arrest by dis­turbing the heart’s elec­trical signaling.