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New Faculty Member: ‘Sense of Humor and Resiliency’ Drive Autumn York Toward Success

February 27, 2024 | by BBI Communications

This is the first in a series of articles on new faculty members at BBI's three institutions: UW Medicine, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, and Seattle Children's Hispital.

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BBI’s Long-Read Sequencing Symposium Called ‘Inspirational’

December 04, 2023 | by BBI Communications

Dr. Danny Miller, the scientific advisor to BBI’s Long Read Sequencing Symposium on November 15, had three overarching goals for the half-day symposium. All three were met.

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Q&A With Cole Trapnell: National Human Genome Research Institute Meeting

November 01, 2023 | by BBI Communications

Dr. Trapnell reflects on why this meeting was so important and speaks to the value of insights based on spontaneous conversations with colleagues

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BBI’s Brian Shirts Receives Catalyst for Next-Generation Oncology Award

October 25, 2023 | by BBI Communications

AstraZeneca-Scientific American $50k Grant Will Enhance Non-Profit ‘ConnectMyVariant’

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Metastatic Lung Disease: The Challenge of Preventing “an Assault from Within’

September 21, 2023 | by BBI Communications

BBI’s Dr. Mark Headley has devoted his career to battling what he calls “an assault from within.”

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Upcoming Long-Read Sequencing Symposium: Q&A with BBI’s Dr. Danny Miller

September 19, 2023 | by BBI Communications

UW’s Dr. Danny Miller (M.D., Ph.D.) is the scientific advisor to the upcoming long-read symposium BBI is hosting November 15 at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center.

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BBI Faculty Conversations: Dr. Elizabeth Blue

July 12, 2023 | by BBI

We are joined by BBI Member Dr. Elizabeth Blue, Associate Professor of Medical Genetics in the Department of Medicine at the University of Washington.

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BBI Faculty Profile: Dr. Andrew Hsieh

June 21, 2023 | by BBI

"There is much more to learn from this relatively new focus on the genes that lie at the intersection of transcription and translation."

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Insights on ‘Conquering’ Chromatin in Childhood Cancers Presented at Seattle Children’s Research Institute

June 20, 2023 | by BBI Communications

Dr. Jay Sarthy had three objectives for the one-day seminar; it appears he accomplished all three.

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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‘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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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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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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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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