Promising Young Scientist: Emma Wrenn’s ‘Commitment to Discovering and Advancing Truth’ Matched Only by a Desire to Help Cancer Patients

June 01, 2023 | by BBI Communications

“Emma’s relentless curiosity and commitment to scientific rigor are two of her greatest strengths.” BBI’s Dr. Elizabeth Lawlor

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BBI Scientists Awarded $12.5 Million NIH Grant to Study Genomic Variation Among Cells

May 31, 2023 | by Michael McCarthy, UW Medicine Communications

The new research effort aims to identify genome diversity within cells of different bodily tissues, which affect normal development, aging and our overall health.

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Rodent Regeneration: ‘Unique’ Spiny Mouse Genome Offers Potential Scientific Roadmap to Reclaiming Patients’ Damaged or Failing Organs

May 30, 2023 | by BBI Communications

How does a five-inch long rodent native to African and Middle Eastern deserts offer what researchers affiliated with the Brotman Baty Institute believe is the greatest hope for restoring a person’s damaged or failing kidneys, liver, or other internal organs?

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BBI’s Husky Coronavirus Testing Team Receives Top UW Staff Award

May 29, 2023 | by BBI Communications

BBI’s Husky Coronavirus Testing (HCT) Team has been selected for the UW’s 2023 Distinguished Staff Award for Innovation. The honor recognizes outstanding employees “who contribute to the richness and diversity of our University community.”

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BBI Faculty Profile: Dr. Kimberly Aldinger

May 26, 2023 | by BBI

"I was always interested in biology in general, and as my schooling and earliest formal training in science progressed, I became fascinated with DNA."

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MSS 2023 Planners Explore Expected Symposium Highlights and Opportunities

May 23, 2023 | by BBI Communications

Drs. Clare Turnbull of The Institute of Cancer Research in the UK and David Adams of the Wellcome Sanger Institute in the UK serve on the Scientific Program Committee for the 2023 Mutational Scanning Symposium, July 13 and 14. Here, they are share insights and observations about the meeting.

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Q&A with Dr. Xiaoyan “Isaac” Jia

April 21, 2023 | by BBI Communictions

China-Based Scientist to Present at Upcoming Mutational Scanning Symposium

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Just making genetic tests available is not enough

April 20, 2023 | by UW Medicine Communications

When a diverse group of patients was invited to take a genetic risk test for common, preventable diseases, only 7 percent accepted.

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Promising Young Scientist: M.D.-Ph.D. Student Nick Popp Combines Determination, Communications, and Compassion to Remove ‘Insurmountable Roadblocks’

April 17, 2023 | by BBI Communications

Nick Popp became an advocate for himself before he understood the meaning of the word.

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Jay Shendure: A mindset for scientific creativity

April 05, 2023 | by UW Medicine Huddle Editorial Team

Pursuing innovation has always been a way of life for Jay Shendure, MD, PhD, professor of Genome Sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine

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BBI Faculty Profile: Dr. Jacob Sunshine

April 02, 2023 | by BBI

Dr. Sunshine is an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at UW Medicine

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Genomic Sequencing Offers Insights into the Life – and Death – of Beethoven

April 02, 2023 | by BBI Communications

Why would the editors of a respected peer-reviewed journal consider, let alone publish, a paper based on five strands of hair from a man who has been dead nearly 150 years?

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BBI's Dr. Georg Selig Named 'DNA Computer Scientist of the Year'

March 30, 2023 | by

The International Society for Nanoscale Science, Computation and Engineering (ISNSCE) honores Dr. Seelig for his leadership and original contributions advancing the field of DNA

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6th Annual Mutational Scanning Symposium Set for July in UK

March 27, 2023 | by BBI Communications

Experts in functional genomics, protein science, precision medicine, variant interpretation, and computational genetics will convene July 13 and 14 in the UK to discuss and debate what it means to bring “function to the genome” at the sixth annual Mutational Scanning Symposium.

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Promising Young Scientist: Samantha Schuster’s ‘Goal-Oriented Grit’ Likely will Serve Her Well in the Biotech Sector

March 21, 2023 | by BBI Communications

Since arriving in Seattle in 2017, Samantha Schuster has demonstrated those professional characteristics – and more – in her graduate work at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center.

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ASHG Documents and Apologizes for Past Harms of Human Genetics Research, Commits to Building an Equitable Future

March 01, 2023 | by The American Society of Human Genetics

Editor’s Note: BBI’s Dr. Gail Jarvik was president of ASHG in 2021when the organization launched a year-long initiative to “understand and document experiences of past injustice, as well as progress toward justice, in human genetics research.” That report was released earlier this year.

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BBI Co-Leads Creation of New Molecular Atlas for Scientists Studying Sleep, Mood, and Other Brain Disorders

March 01, 2023 | by BBI Communications

The paper’s authors “generated a 4.2 million cell (combined) transcriptomic and epigenomic atlas across the brain of the rhesus macaque, the most widely used nonhuman primate model organism for studies of human perception, cognition, aging, and neurological disease.

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Promising Young Scientist: Mentors at Pivotal Times Inspire Mitchell Vollger, an ‘Exceptionally Talented Computational Biologist’

February 28, 2023 | by BBI Communications

'Mitchell takes problems that may have been solved in the past in a very specific way and he takes a very different approach to deal with them in a much more efficient way.' Dr. Evan Eichler

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BBI Faculty Conversations: Dr. Maitreya Dunham

February 27, 2023 | by BBI

Dr. Dunham is a professor of Genome Sciences at the University of Washington

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ConnectMyVariant becomes Non-Profit to Expand its Reach – and Impact – Serving People with Hereditary Cancer and Educating Families

February 01, 2023 | by BBI Communications

ConnectMyVariantbecomes a non-profit organization. President Dr. Brian Shirts explains the implications and opportunities.

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Looking Back and Charting the Course Ahead: AVE Alliance’s 2022 Annual Report

January 31, 2023 | by BBI Communications

The first annual report of the Atlas of Variant Effects Alliance, an international consortium of more than 400 geneticists, biologists, clinicians, mathematicians, and other scientists, outlines several highlights from 2022 and looks ahead to opportunities and challenges in 2023.

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BBI Faculty Conversations: Dr. Andrew Stacey

January 24, 2023 | by BBI

BBI Member Dr. Andrew Stacey is an Associate Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s.

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Promising Young Scientist: An Invaluable Guiding Principle Leads Jenny Nathans to UW’s MD-PhD Program

January 18, 2023 | by BBI Communications

Jenny Nathans devoted more than two years to kicking many tires at the National Institutes of Health before arriving at the UW in 2020

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Miller Lab Offering Targeted, Whole Genome, and Single-Cell Long-Read Sequencing Services

January 09, 2023 | by BBI Communications

BBI’s Dr. Danny Miller and the UW’s Nanopore Sequencing Core providing targeted and whole genome long-read sequencing of both DNA and RNA to assist researchers with projects that could benefit from long-read sequencing technology

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Reflecting Back on 2022

January 08, 2023 | by BBI Communications

The start of a new year offers the opportunity to explore organizational highlights over the previous 12 months; here are a few exceptional events from 2022.

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Promising Young Scientist: Seattle Children’s Dana Jensen has Come Full Circle

December 16, 2022 | by BBI Communications

A ‘model scientist’ at age 28 with a Bachelor’s Degree

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11 BBI Faculty Named to Global List of ‘Highly Cited Researchers’

December 01, 2022 | by BBI Communications

Eleven BBI members have been named to the annual global list of highly cited researchers

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SpotSeq: A New Non-Invasive Test to Diagnose Genetic ‘Hotspots’ in Pediatric Vascular Malformations

December 01, 2022 | by BBI Communications

‘Advancing genetic diagnoses of children through the analysis of blood, rather than tissue’

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Promising Young Scientist: For Sander Frank, Cancer Research is a Calling

November 29, 2022 | by BBI Communications

For some researchers, their work is a challenging and rewarding opportunity. For Sander Frank, it is a calling.

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‘Inventor of the Year’ Jay Shendure Thanks Donors Whose Flexible Funding Enables Research ‘Freedom’

November 08, 2022 | by BBI Communications

Several dozen friends, family members, and supporters attended an event September 13 honoring BBI’s Scientific Director Dr. Jay Shendure, who was named “Inventor of the Year” by UW Medicine and UW’s CoMotion.

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2022 Business Journal Women of Influence honoree Alice Berger leads a cancer biology lab at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center

November 03, 2022 | by Brooke Strickland – Contributing writer, PSBJ

NOTE: BBI congratulates Dr. Alice Berger, who will be honored November 10th by the Puget Sound Business Journal as a 2022 “Woman of Influence.” This article is the publication’s profile of her and her work.

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Promising Young Scientist Sam Regalado: Inspired by a Desire to Advance Opportunities for People of Diverse Cultures

November 03, 2022 | by BBI Communications

‘The best science is that done in a multi-disciplinary manner’

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New Grant Enables Further Testing of Reliable, Non-Invasive Pediatric Brain Cancer Platform

October 31, 2022 | by BBI Communications

‘This work exemplifies precision medicine in addressing potential relapses of brain tumors’

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BBI Faculty Conversations: Dr. Lisa Maves

October 26, 2022 | by BBI

Dr. Maves is an Associate Professor in the Center for Developmental and Regenerative Medicine at Seattle Children’s Research Institute (SCRI)

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BBI’s Larry Corey Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Infectious Diseases Society of America


Fred Hutch virologist honored by peers for his work on infectious diseases

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BBI Researchers Present on their Work at International CRISPR conference

October 11, 2022 | by BBI Communications

Florence Chardon and Moez Dawood, two BBI researchers based in Dr. Lea Starita’s lab, recently presented on their work at the international conference, “CRISPR and Beyond” in the U.K. Here are some of their reflections.

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UW Medicine to Honor Jay Shendure as 2022 ‘Inventor of the Year’

October 06, 2022 | by BBI Communications

BBI Scientific Director Dr. Jay Shendure will honored October 13 by UW Medicine as the 2022 “Inventor of the Year.”

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Dr. Danny Miller Leads BBI Project Sequencing a Child Within 3 Hours of Birth

September 30, 2022 | by BBI Communications

‘Using technology to make clinical decisions rapidly, helping clinicians determine effective treatments, and enlightening parents about their children’s genetic conditions’

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Promising Young Scientist Aleena Arakaki: Helping Address Systemic Health Inequities and Uplifting Marginalized Communities Through an Hawaiian Perspective

September 12, 2022 | by BBI Communications

Many 12-year-olds focus on sports, the latest video-sharing platform, and wonder how to navigate peer-pressure in middle school. For Aleena Arakaki, the emergence into adolescence was an overwhelming and tragic introduction into the mortality of cancer.

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BBI Researchers to Present at Upcoming IGVF Conference

September 06, 2022 | by BBI Communications

BBI will be well-represented at the upcoming conference of the Impact of Genomic Variation on Function, (IGVF), September 21 through 23, with presentations by three researchers.

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BBI’s Dr. Albert Folch: Combining Passions of Microfluidics, Science, and Art to Drive the Future of Precision Medicine

August 29, 2022 | by BBI Communications

BBI’s Dr. Albert Folch has three passions in life: microfluidics, art, and soccer. It might be difficult to combine all three in one book, but in his latest manuscript, he deftly integrates the first two.

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One Year On: BBI's Dr. Colin Pritchard Reflects on Receiving the Catalyst for Precision Medicine Award

August 22, 2022 | by Scientific American Custom Media

The Cancer Community Awards, sponsored by AstraZeneca, presents an individual or organization with the Catalyst for Precision Medicine Award. In this interview, BBI's Dr. Colin Pritchard, recipient of the 2021 award, reflects on his work and the impact of the award.

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BBI Faculty Conversations: Dr. Fuki Hisama

August 15, 2022 | by BBI

BBI Member Dr. Fuki Hisama is a professor in the Department of Medical Genetics and medical director of the University of Washington Genetic Medicine Clinic.

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An Enlightening Exchange on Research and Public Health Issues Between Anthony Fauci and BBI’s Larry Corey

August 10, 2022 | by BBI Communications

President Biden’s Chief Medical Advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci joined BBI’s Dr. Larry Corey August 9 in an engaging conversation covering their work together on HIV-AIDS starting in the 1980s, as well as sharing insights on the coronavirus, monkeypox, and other significant public health issues.

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Researchers Gain Insights on Developmental Defects by Mapping Stages of Fruit Fly Embryo Growth

August 09, 2022 | by The European Molecular Biology Laboratory

Scientists have constructed the most complete and detailed single-cell map of embryo development in any animal to date, using the fruit fly as a model organism.

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BBI Interns Committed to Using Science to Improving People’s Lives as Future Researchers or Physicians – or Both

August 08, 2022 | by BBI Communications

One was the valedictorian of her high school class, in a Los Angeles County public school that did not have a college counselor. Another is a member of the Chickasaw Nation. And the third is fluent in Akan, the most widely spoken indigenous language in Ghana, West Africa.

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UW Medicine-BBI SCAN Program Sunsetting; Seattle Flu Study becomes Seattle Flu Alliance

July 28, 2022 | by BBI Communications

The Seattle Flu Study (SFS) and Greater Seattle Coronavirus Assessment Network Study (SCAN) are ending their active recruitment and research on July 31, 2022, after years of contributing to scientific discovery and improving public health in Seattle

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Associations between Ovarian Cancer Survival and Inflammatory Diet

July 25, 2022 | by BBI Communications

BBI Member Dr. Holly Harris Collaborates on Paper with Researchers at Several Other Institutions Identifying New Insights on Extending Survival Pre-and Post-Diagnosis

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Promising Young Scientist Anna-Lisa Doebley: A Penchant for Solving Puzzles Leads to A Passion for Identifying Cancer Subtypes

July 20, 2022 | by BBI Communications

What are three characteristics necessary to identify subtypes of cancer from cell-free DNA? The ability to solve difficult genetic computational problems, a high level of enthusiasm for translational cancer research, and a passion for improving the outcomes for cancer patients.

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The Future of Precision Medicine: Analogous to the Discovery of the X-Ray and Development of Radiology

June 30, 2022 | by BBI Communications

BBI’s Dr. Colin Pritchard believes that to chart the future of precision medicine, one needs to look no further than the development of radiology.

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BBI Faculty Conversations: Dr. Manu Setty

June 28, 2022 | by BBI

Today we are joined by BBI Member Dr. Manu Setty, assistant professor in the Herbold Computational Biology Program at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center.

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Genome Sciences Hosting ‘DNA Café' featuring Ice Cream and Genomics

June 28, 2022 | by BBI Communications

Genomics and your favorite ice cream sundae: What could be better?

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Q&A: Highlights of the 2022 Mutational Scanning Symposium

June 27, 2022 | by BBI Communications

Organizer Dr. Fritz Roth and keynote speakers Drs. Clare Turnbull and Doug Fowler offer their observations and insights of the event and suggestions for the 2023 symposium to be held in the U.K.

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BBI’s Andrew Stergachis Named a Pew Biomedical Scholar to Study ‘Uncharted Regions of the Human Genome'

June 23, 2022 | by BBI Communications

Funding ‘provides resources and intellectual freedom to make a lasting impact on the future of epigenetics research’

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Promising Young Scientist Florence Chardon: ‘Determined and Focused’ on Overcoming Challenges in Genomics

June 21, 2022 | by BBI Communications

Florence Chardon’s introduction to scientific concepts started when she was old enough to understand dinnertime conversations with her parents and two older sisters. Her mother and father, both European physicists, would hold court usually on one of two topics: science or world politics.

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BBI Provides $50,000 Grant to Evaluate Performance of Novel Diagnostic Techniques

June 20, 2022 | by BBI Communications

Funding will enable mentoring of UW Medicine fellow and compare optical genome mapping with proximity ligation sequencing

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BBI’s Helen Chu to co-lead regional study on COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness

June 09, 2022 | by UW Medicine Communications

Researchers seeking to 3,500 children and adults to assess how well vaccines protect against COVID-19 infection

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Promising Young Scientists: Mohamed Adil:

June 01, 2022 | by BBI Communications

The Relentless Pursuit of Computational Genomics, Biomarkers, and Precision Medicine

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BBI Faculty Conversations: Dr. Jay Sarthy

May 27, 2022 | by BBI

BBI Member Dr. Jay Sarthy is an assistant professor of pediatrics in the Division of Hematology, Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplantation at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

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BBI's Evan Eichler Named to TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential

May 25, 2022 | by Excerpted from UW Medicine press release

BBI’s Dr. Evan Eichler has been named to the 2022 TIME 100, the magazine’s annual list of the hundred most influential people over the past year.

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Q&A with Dr. Frederick Roth

May 17, 2022 | by BBI Communications

Lead organizer of the 5th Annual Mutational Scanning Symposium, in-person and online, June 13 and 14 in Toronto

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Promising Young Scientist Debora Ferede: Compassionate Commitment Toward Underserved Communities

May 16, 2022 | by BBI Communications

It’s become a cliché: “They are wise beyond their years.” Unless you’re referring to Debora Ferede.

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Gene that shapes mutation rate variation found in mice

May 12, 2022 | by Michael McCarthy

The finding supports theory that genetic differences between individuals and species can affect the acquisition of mutations.

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The Backstory of the First Complete Sequence of the Human Genome

April 29, 2022 | by BBI Communications

A Q&A with BBI researchers reveals why the merger of two sequencing systems was crucial to landmark study

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BBI’s Danny Miller Leading New Effort Offering Sequencing Services

April 29, 2022 | by BBI Communications

BBI’s Dr. Danny Miller and the UW’s Nanopore Sequencing Core are providing both targeted and whole genome long read sequencing on the Oxford Nanopore platform to assist other researchers with their projects.

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5th Annual Mutational Scanning Symposium Set for June in Toronto

April 28, 2022 | by BBI Communications

With just six weeks away from the opening session, the fifth annual Mutational Scanning Symposium, to be held in-person and online June 13 and 14 in Toronto, now has most of its speakers confirmed.

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BBI Faculty Conversations: Dr. Alison Paquette

April 28, 2022 | by BBI

BBI Member Alison Paquette, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine and a member of the Seattle Children's Research Institute's Center for Developmental Biology and Regenerative Medicine.

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BBI Funds Immunotherapy Research to Help Address Pancreatic and Kidney Cancers, a Project that ‘Exemplifies Precision Medicine’

April 12, 2022 | by BBI Communications

‘Killing is not the hard part for the immune system. The hard part is precisely killing the right thing.’

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BBI's Dr. Trevor Bedford: COVID-19 'Likely to Keep Evolving'

April 07, 2022 | by BBI Communications

'The evolution has been remarkably fast so far'

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BBI's Dr. Evan Eichler a Lead Author on Paper of First Complete Human Genome Map

April 01, 2022 | by BBI Communications

‘Our view of how humans differ from each other is going to be transformed’

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Promising Young Scientists - Amanda Riley: Raising Questions - and Identifying Answers - on the Complexities of Lung Cancer

April 01, 2022 | by BBI Communications

Take one enthusiastic high school science teacher. Combine with summer internships at an international pharmaceutical company and a leading academic research center. The result is an inspired college undergraduate and promising young scientist. That was Amanda Riley seven years ago.

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Mentors Helped Launch His Award-winning Career. Now, It’s His Turn.

March 31, 2022 | by Stephanie Perry, UW Medicine Communications Specialist

Alumnus Dr. Colin Pritchard’s genetic research career and his gift to help future researchers.

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BBI Hosting Monthly Viruses and Vaccines Seminar Series

March 30, 2022 | by BBI Communications

BBI is sponsoring a “Viruses and Vaccines Seminar Series.”

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Fifth Annual Mutational Scanning Symposium Planned for Toronto in June

March 29, 2022 | by BBI Communications

The Brotman Baty Institute is co-sponsoring the fifth annual Mutational Scanning Symposium to be held in-person and online June 13 and 14 in Toronto, followed by an online only poster session on June 16th. More information, including registration details, are available here.

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We Study Virus Evolution. Here’s Where We Think the Coronavirus Is Going.

March 28, 2022 | by Sarah Cobey, Jesse Bloom and Tyler Starr, and Nathaniel Lash

NOTE: BBI’s Dr. Jesse Bloom and his lab colleague Dr. Tyler Starr are two of the four co-authors on this op-ed published March 28 in The New York Times. To observe the compelling accompanying graphics, please click here.

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Initial SeqFirst Results are Promising for Genome Sequencing on Infants

March 28, 2022 | by BBI Communications

Initial results of the BBI-sponsored SeqFirst Project using whole genome sequencing have demonstrated that “clear opportunities exist to center equity for providing a precise genetic diagnosis that adds value to the care of critically ill newborns.”

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UW Regents Approve New Building for BBI Labs and Offices

March 25, 2022 | by BBI Communications

BBI will be part of a major development approved recently by the UW Board of Regents – an 11-story building in the Portage Bay Crossing area on the west side the UW campus.

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NIH All of Us Research Program releases genomic dataset

March 17, 2022 | by UW Medicine

The nearly 100,000 whole genome sequences reflect contributions from diverse participants.

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‘Roadmap’ tracks trajectories of embryo development

March 14, 2022 | by UW Medicine | Newsroom

BBI scientists and others have mapped out the key molecular changes that orchestrate how embryonic mouse cells differentiate into the diverse cell types that will ultimately form all the different tissues and organs of the adult animal.

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BBI Funds ‘Entirely Novel Approach’ to Studying Pediatric Leukemia

February 28, 2022 | by BBI Communications

‘Hope to potentially deliver more information and more confidence in assessing the potential – or even likelihood – of children relapsing’

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BBI Faculty Conversations - Dr. Swati Shree

February 28, 2022 | by BBI Communications

Today we are joined by BBI member Dr. Swati Shree, Assistant Professor in Maternal Fetal Medicine in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Washington.

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BAT Lab joining UW Initiative to Combat Wildlife Trafficking

February 17, 2022 | by BBI Communications

The Brotman Baty Institute Advanced Technology Lab (BAT Lab) will soon be evaluating animal and plant specimens as part of a new UW initiative to help combat international wildlife trafficking.

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‘Closing the Gap’ Paper Examines BBI’s Progress Toward Resolving Genetic Variants of Unknown Significance

February 14, 2022 | by BBI Communications

“Technological advances are making the routine sequencing of human genomes increasingly practical, including in clinical settings. However, our inability to interpret the clinical consequences of genetic variants discovered by sequencing remains a critical roadblock.”

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KUOW interview with Dr. Helen Chu

February 07, 2022 | by BBI Communications

Dr. Helen Chu discusses Covid testing with Kim Malcolm

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Vancouver Sun profile of Ashley Doyle

February 02, 2022 | by BBI Communications

Ashley Doyle, a client of BBI’s ConnectMyVariant with hereditary cancer, is making a ‘Herculean effort” to connect with relatives near and far, urging them to seek genetic testing.

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Promising Young Scientists: Moez Dawood

January 28, 2022 | by BBI Communications

Moez Dawood: Pushing Himself Outside His Comfort Zone and Using BBI Technologies to Address Unanswered Questions in Human Genetics

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Are We Prepared for the Next Pandemic?

January 24, 2022 | by BBI Communications

Storylines: Bloomberg Businessweek documentary examines Seattle Flu Study with BBI’s Drs. Lea Starita and Trevor Bedford

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‘Continuum of Expertise’ of International Researchers Examines Pediatric Epilepsy

January 24, 2022 | by BBI Communications

‘It’s one thing to find a genetic variant. But how does that affect the brain architecture, structure, and function? We wanted to know more.’

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Chris Evert and the Imperative of Studying Genetic Variants

January 19, 2022 | by Lea Starita

We generate data in our research labs to inform the classification of variants found in people like Chris and Jeanne Evert.

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New Commentary Offers Reforms to Regulations That Hindered Seattle Flu Study Surveillance of SARS-CoV-2

January 10, 2022 | by BBI Communications

Public health policy makers cannot move on unless and until a sustainable surveillance system is in place

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Dr. Brian Shirts interviewed for 'Conversations That Matter'

January 07, 2022 | by BBI Communications

‘Conversations that Matter’ host Stuart McNish interviews BBI’s Dr. Brian Shirts who articulates the imperative of genetic testing and the services of connecting with family members through ConnectMyVariant.

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Looking Back and Projecting Ahead as AVE Celebrates One Year

October 21, 2021 | by BBI Communications

This October marks the one-year anniversary of the Atlas of Variant Effects (AVE) Alliance.

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Scientific American Honors UW Cancer Researcher Colin Pritchard

October 20, 2021 | by BBI Communications

UW Medicine’s Dr. Colin Pritchard, a leader in molecular diagnostics for cancer, has received the Catalyst for Precision Medicine Award from Scientific American.

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BBI’s Dr. Doug Fowler: Q&A on NHGRI’s Bold Predictions for Human Genomics by 2030

September 21, 2021 | by BBI Communications

BBI’s Dr. Doug Fowler on September 16 presented at a National Human Genome Institute’s (NHRGI) “Bold Predictions”: The clinical relevance of all encountered genomic variants will be readily predictable, rendering the diagnostic designation “variant of uncertain significance (VUS)” obsolete.

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New UW Medicine-BBI Study Identifies Association Between Severity of Preeclampsia and Cell-Free DNA

July 28, 2021 | by BBI Communications

A new scientific study led by Brotman Baty Institute members offers insights into pregnant women with preeclampsia and the association between the severity of the condition and high-circulating cell-free DNA.

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‘Leading-Edge’ Technology Enables Scientists to Map Mouse Development

July 01, 2021 | by BBI Communications

New ‘sci-Space’ method, ‘like an intricately folded origami,’ allows measurement and visualization of growth from the moment of conception

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Study of Electronic Health Records Demonstrates Value of Data in Referring Patients for Genetic Testing

June 11, 2021 | by BBI Communications

Members of the Brotman Baty Institute for Precision Medicine (BBI) are using electronic health records to identify women with a risk of having a genetic predisposition to breast cancer.

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Lasting Impressions: BBI’s Lea Starita and Doug Fowler Reflect on the 2021 Mutational Scanning Symposium

April 08, 2021 | by BBI Communications

BBI co-hosted with the Center for the Multiplex Assessment of Phenotype on April 5, 6, and 7 the fourth annual Mutational Scanning Symposium with global experts sharing their expertise. The Institute's Drs. Lea Starita and Doug Fowler share their observations.

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Researchers Map Human Cell Atlases During Development

January 15, 2021 | by BBI Communications

Researchers in Seattle have mapped gene expression and DNA accessibility within individual cells across 15 fetal tissues. The findings are presented in back-to-back publications in the November 13, 2020 issue of the journal Science.

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UW announces COVID-19 testing program for students, faculty and staff across all three campuses

September 14, 2020 | by BBI Communications

The Husky Coronavirus Testing program is powered by the Seattle Flu Study – the group that was the first to report community spread of COVID-19 in the United States.

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