Introducing PROTO iPad Edition

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For 200 years, Massachusetts General Hospital has been expanding the field of biomedical research. The Proto magazine app celebrates MGH researchers’ latest discoveries, insights and leaps of faith, and examines groundbreaking work in cancer, the brain, genetics, the engineered body, infectious disease, molecular biology and transplantation.

  • Available on the App Store
  • Available on the App Store


Will I be charged for this app?

No, you will not be charged anything to download the Proto app. This app is a complimentary digital extension of our print magazine.

How do I get the app?

Download the app from the Apple Store by following this link. Or go directly to the iTunes App Store and search for Proto.

Who made this app?

Massachusetts General Hospital created this app for anyone who is interested in developments in basic and clinical research, health policy and technology at MGH and beyond.

Do I need to be a Massachusetts General Hospital employee or patient to view the app?

No. Anyone is welcome to download and view the Proto app.

What do I do if links to Web sites won’t work?

In order for the links to work, you must have an active Internet connection (Wi-Fi, 3G or higher). If you’ve checked and confirmed that your Web connection is working and you still believe a link is broken, e-mail us with the specific location of the link at

What should I do if the app freezes?

First, restart the Proto app. Push the iPad home button, then find the Proto icon on your home screen. Tap the icon to restart the app. If that doesn’t work, restart the iPad. After it restarts, tap the Proto icon.

Still stuck? Please describe the specific problem you are having (including which page you are stuck on) in an e-mail to

Where are the settings for the app?

Go to the home screen of your iPad and tap the Settings icon. The Proto app settings will be under Apps in the left-hand pane (scroll down if you can’t see it).

Other questions?

If you would like to submit a comment about the Proto app for iPad, or if you have a question that isn’t answered here, please e-mail

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