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Department of Biostatistics


June 13, 2019

People using third-party apps to analyze personal genetic data

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The burgeoning field of personal genetics appeals to people who want to learn more about themselves, their family and their propensity for diseases. More and more consumers are using services like 23andMe to learn about their genetic blueprint.


February 13, 2019

UW study: Exposure to chemical in Roundup increases risk for cancer

Photo by Katherine Turner.

Exposure to glyphosate — the world’s most widely used, broad-spectrum herbicide and the primary ingredient in the weedkiller Roundup — increases the risk of some cancers by more than 40 percent, according to new research from the University of Washington.