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A Blended Family: Her Mother Was Neanderthal, Her Father Something Else Entirely

The New York Times
August 22, 2018
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.
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New Discovery Adds to Denisovan Story

Scientific American
August 22, 2018
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,
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Offspring of Neanderthal and Denisovan identified for first time

The Guardian
August 22, 2018
“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.
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UW Biostat chair Patrick Heagerty named to Population Health executive council

UW Population Health
August 16, 2018
Five new faculty and two students have been named to the 30-member Population Health Initiative executive council by President Ana Mari Cauce.
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UW researchers contribute to international study finding genetic link to psychiatric disorders

UW Department of Epidemiology
June 27, 2018
UW Biostatistics researchers Ellen Wijsman and Kenneth Rice contributed to this study relating to similar gene variations in psychiatric brain disorders.
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5 questions on dengue vaccine analysis

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research
June 20, 2018
Asked to help re-examine clinical trial data, Fred Hutch biostatisticians foresee a new era of personalized vaccines.
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SPH biostatistician named a Fellow of the American Statistical Association

UW School of Public Health
June 12, 2018
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.
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SPH Alumni Q&A: Kung-Yee Liang Makes it to the Top in Taiwan

UW School of Public Health
June 1, 2018
Kung-Yee Liang (PhD, Biostatistics ’82) is the new president of Taiwan’s National Health Research Institutes (a blend of the CDC and NIH). One of the world’s preeminent biostatisticians, he pioneered statistical methods that have yielded new insights into disease risk factors and genetic epidemiology.
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DNA apps promise deeper insights for consumers – but at what cost?

The Conversation
May 21, 2018
What genetic and personal information are people exposing when they upload information to third-party sites? There is no blanket answer according to UW Biostatistics Research Scientist and PhD Candidate Sarah Catherine Nelson.
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Hilary Godwin named dean of the School of Public Health

UW School of Public Health
May 3, 2018
Hilary Godwin, a nationally recognized teacher, leader and collaborative researcher, has been named the School of Public Health's sixth dean.
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