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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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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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School of Public Health Researchers Take Part in Largest-Ever Genetic Study of Stroke

SPH News, April 3, 2018
April 3, 2018
Co-authors include UW Biostat researchers Kenneth Rice, Cathy Laurie, Quenna Wong and Tracy Bartz as well as other UW School of Public Health scientists
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Oral Cholera Vaccine Efficacy in Young Children

BMC Infectious Diseases
March 29, 2018
Re-analysis by UW Biostat faculty Youyi Fong and M. Elizabeth Halloran finds oral cholera vaccine efficacy higher when administered to children 5 years and older compared to children under 5.
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Oral Cholera Vaccine May Miss the Mark for Younger Children

SPH News, March 29, 2018
March 29, 2018
An international group of researchers used the trial data to compare vaccine efficacy and cholera risk between three different age groups: children younger than 5 years, 5 to under 15 years, and those 15 years and older. The research team included biostatisticians from the University of Washington School of Public Health and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
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Humans bred with this mysterious species more than once, new study shows

The Washington Post
March 19, 2018
Homo sapiens had lots of sex with Homo neanderthalensis. Neanderthal genes supply between 1 percent and 4 percent of the genome in people from homelands on several continents, from Britain to Japan to Colombia.DNA from another human-like primate, the Denisovans, lurks in modern genomes, too.
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Move over, Neanderthals: Our ancestors mated with Denisovans not once but twice, scientists say

The Los Angeles Times
March 19, 2018
Humans weren't just making babies with Neanderthals back in the day. A new study that compares the genomes of different groups of modern humans has found that our ancestors interbred with another close relative, the Denisovans, more than once.
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Our ancestors mated with the mystery ‘Denisovan’ people – twice

New Scientist
March 19, 2018
Our ancestors mated with another species of ancient hominins, the Denisovans, on at least two occasions. The discovery suggests that Denisovans were widely across Asia, and apparently co-existed happily with modern humans, to the point of having children with them in two different parts of the ancient world.
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