The future

Human centered, discovery led

This issue of Stanford Medicine highlights research and programs that reflect a shared vision for the future of the School of Medicine, Stanford Health Care and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.

The Future Cover
Mark Smith illustration Stop it

Stop it

The new Precision Health and Integrated Diagnostics Center searches for ways to prevent disease entirely

Letter from the Dean

Stanford Medicine looks to the future

How a shared vision will keep Stanford Medicine at the forefront of medicine and health care


The Future Summer 2018


Researchers engineer brewer’s yeast to produce a complex drug that’s in short supply


Upfront is a quick look at the latest developments from Stanford Medicine

Coral decoded

Knowing the genetic makeup of these marine invertebrates could aid conservation efforts.

Heart disease end run

People who are genetically prone to heart disease can still benefit from regular exercise.

Beyond BRCA

More women with cancer are opting to skip BRCA test in favor of mutlipanel analysis.

Aging cells

Cleaning out digested proteins could reboot the ability of aging cells to make new neurons.

Spotting autism

Low levels of the hormone vasopressin could be a biomarker for autism.

Fight, flight or freeze

Manipulating brain switches could change our responses to fear.

Giving back

Paul and Mildred Berg establish endowed professorship and name biochemistry professor Mark Krasnow as its inaugural recipient

Explore issues

Cover for AI explodes
Issue 3 / 2023

AI explodes

Taking the pulse of artificial intelligence in medicine