The article quotes UW Research Professor Sharon Browning: “The reality of human history is pretty complex,” she says. “If you simplify too much and don’t capture the right aspects of what really happened then you’re going to be comparing different models, all of which are wrong.”
“It’s the proverbial ‘wild West’ of genetic interpretation,” said Sarah Nelson, a University of Washington research scientist in the Department of Biostatistics who recently completed her doctorate in the School of Public Health. Nelson is the lead author of a paper recently published in The American Journal of Human Genetics.
UW Biostatistics Research Scientist Sarah Nelson writes about her recent study that sought to better understand the perspectives, experiences and motivations of consumers accessing their raw genetic data and using third-party interpretation tools
Assistant Professor of Biostatistics Marco Carone has been named the inaugural Norman Breslow Endowed Faculty Fellow. The fellowship was established by former UW Biostatistics Department chair Norman E. Breslow and his family to enhance recruitment and retention of distinguished faculty in biostatistics.
The UW Department of Biostatistics responds to a tutorial published in, and subsequently withdrawn by, Statistics in Medicine. The department requests that the editorial board issue a public apology and enact transparent changes to the editorial and review process.
Forty years ago, UW Biostatistics Professor and Fred Hutch researcher Ross Prentice was part of a team that published the first unequivocal report in humans that immune cells have the power to cure cancer.
A new study of dental evidence suggests Neanderthals and humans diverged around 800,000 years ago—hundreds of thousands of years earlier than standard estimates. UW Biostatistics Research Professor Sharon Browning feels that the new paper relied too heavily on an extrapolation made from a single data point.