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Gone but not forgotten: how ancient Neanderthal genes still affect modern people

The Verge
February 23, 2017
A study co-authored by Jonathan Wakefield, Professor of Biostatistics and Statistics. The study uses genetic data from tissues instead of medical records, and looks specifically at how the Neanderthal sequences affect which genes are turned on or off in modern humans.
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Neandrathal DNA contributes to human gene expression

Phys.org
February 23, 2017
Jonathan Wakefield, Professor of Biostatistics and Statistics co-authored this interesting study that analyzed RNA sequences in a dataset called the Genotype-Tissue Expression (GTEx) Project.
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The polluted brain: Evidence builds that dirty air causes Alzheimer’s, dementia

Science Magazine, American Association for the Advancement of Science
January 26, 2017
Science magazine cites the work of UW Biostatistics faculty member Lianne Sheppard and the computational models she and her colleagues will use in a study exploring the link between air pollution and brain health in the Seattle region.
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A Piece of the Puzzle: Including diverse populations in genetic research is crucial to understanding the biology of diseases

Genome Magazine
September 29, 2016
This article looks at the social and ethical issues of studying genetics in minority populations. Timothy Thornton is quoted.
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Air Pollution Acclerates Damage to the Heart's Arteries

CardioSmart, American College of Cardiology
July 24, 2016
Article highlights a major study co-authored by Biostatistics faculty members Lianne Sheppard and Adam Szpiro.
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EPA’s MESA Air Study Confirms that Air Pollution Contributes to the #1 Cause of Death in the U.S.

Environmental Protection Agency Blog
May 25, 2016
Article highlights significant research co-authored by Biostatistics faculty members Lianne Sheppard and Adam Szpiro.
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10-year study finds air pollution accelerates plaque build-up in arteries to heart

UW School of Public Health
May 24, 2016
A feature story on a major 10-year study correlating air pollution with cardiovascular health at a biological level. Co-authors include UW Biostatistics faculty members Lianne Sheppard and Adam Szpiro.
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UW-led study pinpoints how air pollution harms your heart

The Seattle Times
May 24, 2016
Article highlights a major study co-authored by Biostatistics faculty members Lianne Sheppard and Adam Szpiro.
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High levels of lead found in water at 2 Tacoma schools

Seattle Times
April 25, 2016
Daniela Witten is quoted.
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