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Extreme close up genome
Extreme close up genome
New effort to discover genetic causes of single-gene disorders
The University of Washington Genetics Analysis Center (GAC) will serve as the Data Coordination Center (DCC) for a new Mendelian Genomics Research Consortium, aimed at increasing the number of known single-gene disorders. Cystic fibrosis, sickle cell anemia, and Huntington's disease are all examples of single-gene disorders.
Ting Ye
Ting Ye
Faculty appointment news and promotions in UW Biostatistics
Faculty appointment promotions and appointments in the department for 2021 are highlighted.
Daniela Witten
Daniela Witten
Daniela Witten elected to Institute of Mathematical Statistics' Council
Daniela Witten has been elected as a council member for the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS) starting September 2021.
Sharon Browning
Sharon Browning
UW professor named senior editor for Statistical Genetics and Genomics section of GENETICS
Sharon Browning, a professor of biostatistics at the University of Washington has been named senior editor for the Statistical Genetics and Genomics section of GENETICS, a journal published by the Genetics Society of America.
NEJM Table of Vaccine-Related Priorities to Control Viral Variants
NEJM Table of Vaccine-Related Priorities to Control Viral Variants
NEJM special report on SARS-CoV-2 variants and vaccines
COVID-19 variants continue to emerge, including some with increased transmissibility and severity, which has contributed in many countries to a reversal of decreasing COVID-19 case counts achieved earlier this year. A New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) Special Report, just released, advocated for a global framework to monitor and evaluate these variants and to address the worldwide need for safe and effective vaccines.
Yiquen Chen and Kun Yue
Yiquen Chen and Kun Yue
UW Biostatistics students earn WNAR awards
PhD students Yiqun Chen and Kun Yue won students awards at the recent annual conference of the Western North American Region (WNAR) of the International Biometric Society.
DNA sequencer output closeup of screen
DNA sequencer output closeup of screen
Improving disease prediction in diverse populations
The University of Washington Genetics Analysis Center (GAC), based in the Department of Biostatistics in the School of Public Health, will be the Coordinating Center for the National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s new Polygenic Risk Score Diversity Consortium.
Montage of six Biostatistics students from graduating class of 2021
Montage of six Biostatistics students from graduating class of 2021
Honoring our 2021 Biostatistics graduates
The 2021 Biostatistics Graduation Celebration, held June 13, honored graduates for their grit and determination in completing a degree under unusually difficult circumstances.