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Gone but not forgotten: how ancient Neanderthal genes still affect modern people

The Verge
February 23, 2017
A study co-authored by Jonathan Wakefield, Professor of Biostatistics and Statistics. The study uses genetic data from tissues instead of medical records, and looks specifically at how the Neanderthal sequences affect which genes are turned on or off in modern humans.
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SPH feature story on Xiao-Hua (Andrew) Zhou

UW School of Public Health
February 28, 2017
Feature story on Xiao-Hua "Andrew" Zhou, Professor of Biostatistics and Global Health.
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A Piece of the Puzzle: Including diverse populations in genetic research is crucial to understanding the biology of diseases

Genome Magazine
September 29, 2016
This article looks at the social and ethical issues of studying genetics in minority populations. Timothy Thornton is quoted.
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The polluted brain: Evidence builds that dirty air causes Alzheimer’s, dementia

Science Magazine, American Association for the Advancement of Science
January 26, 2017
Science magazine cites the work of UW Biostatistics faculty member Lianne Sheppard and the computational models she and her colleagues will use in a study exploring the link between air pollution and brain health in the Seattle region.
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High levels of lead found in water at 2 Tacoma schools

Seattle Times
April 25, 2016
Daniela Witten is quoted.
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Professor Xiao-Hua (Andrew) Zhou elected as fellow of AAAS

UW School of Public Health
November 21, 2016
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Twenty-seven UW faculty listed among 'world's most influential scientific minds' by Thomson Reuters

UW Today
January 15, 2016
Ross Prentice, Garnet Anderson, and John Crowley are recognized.
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Norman Breslow dies at 74; biostatistician's work led to advances in medical research

Los Angeles Times
December 28, 2015
A tribute to UW Biostatistics professor statistics Norman Breslow who perfected and formalized the basis for what are now standard methods to filter out stray factors in so-called "case-controlled" health studies.
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