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Investigators commonly find mixtures of DNA in a single forensic sample that contain various unequal contributions, like the DNA samples that could come from multiple people using one knife. Now, the development of technologies can reveal and identify smaller, previously undetectable amounts of DNA samples within the mixture, which enables more specific DNA identification. Faculty member Bruce Weir is interviewed.
Models for suicide preventions that are easier to explain and use could have better uptake in health care settings. UW Biostatistics Affiliate Faculty Susan Shortreed was lead author on this recent study which compares the performance of 5 different models developed to identify a patient's risk of suicidal behavior.
Mosaic and consensus HIV-1 immunogen vaccines were tested in a clinical trial led by a team of researchers including Drs. Kristen Cohen, Andrew Fiore-Gartland, Peter Gilbert and M. Juliana McElrath from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division. Their findings were published recently in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.