SCIENCE DAILY A collaborative team of researchers from three major academic medical centers in New York City is showing that emergency contact information, which is included in individuals' electronic health records (EHRs), can be used to generate family trees. Those family trees in turn can be used to study heritability in hundreds of medical conditions. 7 days
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The Latest: WHO: Ebola in Congo not global health emergency
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New method of measuring internal stresses for aerospace and aircraft engineering
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New research helps to de-gender the teaching profession
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