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Researchers at Stanford and KU Leuven have identified more than 70 genes that affect variation in both brain and facial structure. The genes don’t influence cognitive ability, further debunking beliefs that intelligence can be assessed by facial features.

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Stanford Medicine strongly supports the use of face masks to control the spread of COVID-19.

A study on the efficacy of face masks against COVID-19 published in the November 2020 issue of the journal Medical Hypotheses is not a “Stanford study.” The author’s affiliation is inaccurately attributed to Stanford, and we have requested a correction. The author, Baruch Vainshelboim, had no affiliation with the VA Palo Alto Health System or Stanford at the time of publication and has not had any affiliation since 2016, when his one-year term as a visiting scholar on matters unrelated to this paper ended. 

A COVID-19 patient’s late-night conversation with his Stanford doctor about life and his love of music rekindled his spirit to fight the disease.

A new way to stabilize mRNA molecules could boost COVID vaccines.

Medical students recently learned where they would be heading for their residencies.