There is a new, innovative approach to dengue vaccine development, according to a paper published Aug. 20 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and University of Washington School of Public Health led the study.
Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, recently announced that they’d found something quite surprising: the bones of a child who had a Neanderthal for a mother and a Denisovan for a father. Sharon Browning, a professor of biostatistics and a statistical geneticist at the University of Washington, says the finding was "like catching something as it's happening."
Genetic analysis of bones discovered in a Siberian cave hints that the prehistoric world may have been filled with “hybrid” humans.“They managed to catch it in the act — it’s an amazing discovery,” said Sharon Browning, a statistical geneticist at the University of Washington who was not involved in the new study.
“Finding remains from a first generation admixed individual should be a very small probability occurrence, unless perhaps interbreeding between Neanderthals and Denisovans was not uncommon at a small number of locations, such as the Denisova cave, where the groups’ ranges overlapped,” said UW Biostatistics research professor Sharon Browning.
Earlier this year, UW Biostatistics professor Sharon Browning published research showing that two distinct populations of Denisovans mixed with modern humans. In this article, Browning weighs in on the exciting discovery of Denisovan-Neandertal offspring by researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Germany,
Congratulations to UW Biostat alum Joshua Keller (PhD,’16) and associate professor Adam Szpiro who served as first author and author, respectively, for “Measurement Error Correction for Predicted Spatiotemporal Air Pollution Exposures,” a paper that earned runner-up honors for the 2018 Kenneth Ro
UW professor Daniela Witten has been named a 2018 Simons Investigator in Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems by the Simons Foundation’s Division of Mathematics and Physical Sciences and Division of Life Sciences
Congratulations to the four UW Biostatistics students who received honors at the 2018 WNAR student paper competition. WNAR is the Western North American Region (WNAR) of The International Biometric Society which sponsors an annual student paper competition as part of the organization’s annual scientific meeting.
Kenneth Rice, an associate professor of biostatistics at the University of Washington School of Public Health, has been named a fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA), the nation’s pre-eminent professional statistical society.