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Hutch Science: COVID-19

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Hutch News
March 5, 2020
Professor of Biostatistics Elizabeth Halloran is among the Fred Hutch researchers connected to COVID-19. She is working with the World Health Organization on the design of future large-scale trials of coronavirus vaccines.
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'Ghost' DNA In West Africans Complicates Story Of Human Origins

National Public Radio (NPR)
February 12, 2020
There aren't any bones or ancient DNA to prove that 50,000 years ago ancient humans in what is now West Africa procreated with another group of ancient humans that scientists didn't know existed, but researchers say the evidence is in the genes of modern West Africans. UW Research Professor of Biostatistics Sharon Browning comments that ghost DNA appears frequently in the genetic material. "That tells us that these archaic populations might have had some DNA that did some useful stuff that's proved to be useful to the modern population."
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How to boost cancer clinical trial participation

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Hutch News
January 8, 2020
Joseph Unger (MS Biostat ’93, PhD Health Services ’13), a researcher and biostatistician at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, led a new study published in JAMA Oncology that explores loosening strict eligibility criteria for cancer clinical trials.
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Key Alzheimer’s gene acts differently in non-Europeans

UW Medicine Newsroom
November 12, 2019
Study has implications for the use of personalized genetic risk in populations with diverse ancestries.Timothy Thornton, associate professor of biostatistics at the UW School of Public Health is senior author and co-authors include Andréa Horimoto, acting instructor of biostatistics and Ellen Wijsman, UW professor of medicine and biostatistics.
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