This year’s North Coast Conference on Precision Medicine will be virtual and held over two afternoons. The topic for this sixth annual event is polygenic risk scores: what are they, how are they used, and why does diversity matter? Please check our website periodically for a list of confirmed speakers, registration, and more!
Jill Barnholtz-Sloan, PhD, is on The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) team recognized by the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) for its annual AACR Team Science Awards. The awards were made during the AACR Virtual Annual Meeting. Barnholtz-Sloan is the Sally S. Morley Designated Professor in Brain Tumor Research, in the Department of Population and […]
Scott Williams, PhD, recently commented to Cleveland.com on various COVID-19 prediction models, and why models can vary. Some of the variation involves the availability of timely data and confidence in the data, given how quickly things are changing. Read the full story here.
Mark Cameron, PhD, was recently interviewed by Cleveland’s ABC affiliate, News 5, about COVID19, based on his experience with research colleagues in Toronto’s 2003 SARS outbreak. Watch the story here.
Practice, practice, practice! Dana Crawford, PhD, comments to ASHG News on being an effective research communicator. Read more here.
Jonathan Haines, PhD, Department Chair, talked with National Public Radio about the challenges of recruiting diverse populations for genetic studies of Alzheimer’s Disease. Listen here:
Jill Barnholtz-Sloan, PhD, joined several faculty members for a CWRU THINK magazine feature highlighting the cancer research underway at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Sloan’s focus is on using big data to better understand the mechanism of disease, its prevention, and treatment. “Having access to data from large sets of cancer patients beyond just your […]
People who participate in genetic research increasingly tell researchers that they want all of their genetic data back. But many of these participants do not have the data management infrastructure or analytical tools to interpret this information. And while third party companies eagerly offer to interpret results, they are unregulated and may offer incomplete or […]
Farren Briggs, PhD ScM, recently presented on the challenges of returning genetic data to individual research participants. In his presentation, Dr. Briggs cautioned his colleagues about even making the most general of assumptions regarding their research participants, including their access to the internet and computing infrastructure, and their digital literacy. This is compounded by the […]
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 […]