Lack of Diversity in Genetic Research: Serious Consequences for Science and Medicine

Lack of diversity in genetic research data and the resulting bias limits scientists’ understanding of the genetic and environmental factors influencing health and disease, according to a commentary published in the prestigious research journal Cell. Co-written by Scott Williams, PhD, a professor in the Departments of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences and Genetics and Genome […]

Jonathan Haines, PhD, and Will Bush, PhD, Part of International Collaboration that Makes Landmark Breakthroughs

An international study analyzing data from more than 94,000 people identified five new genes related to Alzheimer’s disease. The study also supports developing evidence that groups of genes associated with specific biological processes serve as genetic “hubs” that play an important role in the disease process. Funded in part by the National Institute on Aging […]

Chun Li, PhD, secures NIH grant on novel statistical methods

Chun Li, PhD, secures NIH grant to expand work on novel statistical methods In collaboration with Vanderbilt University Medical Center, CWRU researcher is developing techniques applied to the study of complex, chronic health conditions Cleveland, Ohio – A woman diagnosed with HIV works with her care team who consider many variables in tailoring a treatment […]