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.

Technology to improve health care

Northeastern’s new doc­toral pro­gram in per­sonal health infor­matics — the first of its kind in the nation — will pre­pare stu­dents for researching and devel­oping new tech­nolo­gies that can have a global impact on healthcare.

Biology is a complex matter

World-​​renowned sys­tems biol­o­gist Leroy Hood said Monday at Northeastern’s Pro­files in Inno­va­tion Pres­i­den­tial Speaker Series that in the next 10 years, he believes we will each have our genome sequenced and a drop of blood could offer a window into health and disease.