Seattle Area Single Cell User Group: Building Momentum and Community

April 29, 2024 | by Mary O’Neill, Ph.D.

The Seattle Area Single Cell user group, otherwise known as SASC, held its first meeting on February13. If the results of that meeting were any indication of the group’s future, I am quite optimistic.

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BBI Expert Panel Provides Insights about Human Genome Project to Trainees at NHGRI Conference

April 24, 2024 | by BBI Communications

Medical genetics ‘will become the soul of precision medicine in every field’

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Q&A with Drs. Heidi Rehm and Vijay Sankaran, Keynote Speakers at the 2024 Mutational Scanning Symposium

April 17, 2024 | by BBI Communications

'Advancing genomic medicine through global collaboration'

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Panel on Seattle Hub for Synthetic Biology Explores Project’s Objectives and Potential

April 09, 2024 | by BBI Communications

The Allen Institute on April 1 hosted a celebration of The Seattle Hub for Synthetic Biology (Seattle Hub), which included a panel discussion. Here are excerpted remarks from each of the five presenters.

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Promising Young Scientist: Clara Libbrecht: Working ‘Bench to Bedside’ for Children

April 01, 2024 | by BBI Communications

‘You want to do something in the lab that matters within your lifetime’

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Long-Read Sequencing Consortium Offers PhD Students a Role in Addressing Precision Medicine Challenge

March 29, 2024 | by BBI Communications

Working under the direction of BBI’s Danny Miller, M.D., Ph.D., three graduate students, along with colleagues in the U.S. and five other nations, are working on research that promises to address one of precision medicine’s greatest challenges.

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SeaHub’s Jesse Gray: Embarking on the greatest opportunity – and most daunting challenge – of his career

March 28, 2024 | by BBI Communications

‘Biotechnology as substrate for human creativity’

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Q&A with JT Neal on Planning for the 2024 Mutational Scanning Symposium

March 07, 2024 | by BBI Communications

[Editor’s Note: J.T. Neal, Ph.D., of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, is leading the planning and organization for the 2024 Mutational Scanning Symposium.]

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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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‘Sea-Hub is a Different Type of Science:’

February 21, 2024 | by BBI Communications

Three Young Scientists Participating in Groundbreaking Initiative

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Birth coincides with rapid changes in gene activities

February 16, 2024 | by UW Medicine Communications

Time-lapse gene transcript profiling at the single-cell level during mouse prenatal development reveals this and other transformations.

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‘Unparalleled Opportunity to Hear from Leaders on New Trends in Computational Science, Genomics, and Precision Medicine’

February 15, 2024 | by BBI Communications

Seventh Annual Mutational Scanning Symposium Set for May 22 – 24 at Broad Institute

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Long-COVID Symposium Explores What is Known – and Not Known – about Disease

February 14, 2024 | by BBI Communcations

‘Many trials underway to explore interventions’

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Seattle Area Single Cell User Group to Launch February 13

January 31, 2024 | by BBI Communications

'We hope SASC will help foster community among researchers facing similar dilemmas and propel our collective research efforts forward.' Dr. Mary O’Neill, BBI’s director of Single Cell Genomics

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Q&A with Dr. Cole Trapnell on the Seattle Hub for Synthetic Biology

January 30, 2024 | by BBI Communications

BBI's Dr. Trapnell offers observations and insights into the Seattle Hub for Synthetic Biology

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Reflecting on a Year of ‘Unprecedented Progress’

January 17, 2024 | by BBI Communications

Highlights from the Atlas of Variant Effects Alliance’s 2023 Annual Report

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Promising Young Scientist: Sophia Gibson Intends to Work in the ‘Computational Space,’ Without ‘Leaving the Bench Behind’

January 16, 2024 | by BBI Communications

Dr. Lea Starita: 'She probes difficult genetics questions from all sides and does not stop exploring possible answers until she’s confident she’s right.'

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Q&A with Dr. Marion Pepper on the Seattle Hub for Synthetic Biology

January 05, 2024 | by BBI Communications

On December 7, the UW, the Allen Institute, and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative announced the launch of the Seattle Hub for Synthetic Biology. Among the UW Medicine researchers leading the project is Dr. Marion Pepper. Here are some of Pepper’s initial observations about the project

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UW set to break ground on 69-acre redevelopment to create Seattle innovation hub

January 04, 2024 | by Lisa Stiffler of GeekWire

The UW this year expects to break ground on a new building called Brightwork whose tenants will include BBI.

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Seattle Flu Alliance to Host Symposium on Long-COVID

January 02, 2024 | by BBI Communications

Event to feature experts from hospitals, UW Medicine, and public health agencies

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Reflecting Back on 2023

December 29, 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 2023.

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BBI & UW Medicine Launch ‘New Age of Experimentation’ with Allen Institute and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

December 07, 2023 | by UW Medicine

‘Potential to transform how scientists study the role of cells and genes in human health by providing unprecedented clarity into how biological events unfold over time’

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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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BBI’s BAT-Lab Staff Explore Augmented Reality

December 01, 2023 | by BBI Communications

‘This technology could be really important should we have another national emergency or a pandemic’

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Promising Young Scientist: Sam Smukowski Integrates Genetics and Philosophy on a Journey Studying Neurodegenerative Disease

November 01, 2023 | by BBI Communications

‘Sam has made some profound insights into our understanding of the molecular contributions to Alzheimer’s Disease’

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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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Speakers Confirmed for November 15 BBI Long-Read Sequencing Symposium

October 31, 2023 | by BBI Communications

Bringing together Seattle-area users ‘to learn from each other, build new collaborations, and to explore potential synergies’

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BBI Grant Leads to NIH Funding Enabling Dr. Taran Gujral to Study FLC, and Other Rare Cancers

October 30, 2023 | by BBI Communications

‘One should never have preconceived notions in cancer research’

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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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Scientists generate first single-cell ‘atlas’ of primate brain to help explore links between molecules, cells, brain function, and disease

October 12, 2023 | by Joe Caspermeyer, Assistant Director, Science Communications, Arizona State University

More than 4 million cells profiled to make largest atlas to date to help explore the evolution of the human brain and new targets for disease and treatments

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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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Dr. Andrew Stergachis Explains BBI’s New Clinical Variant Database

September 21, 2023 | by BBI Communications

With a five-year, $4.7 million grant from the National Human Genome Institute, Dr. Andrew Stergachis and BBI have created a clinical genetic variant database.

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Promising Young Scientist: Meg Lunn-Halbert has a ‘Combination of Skills (that) Go a Long Way in Science’

September 20, 2023 | by BBI Communications

“Cancer affects everyone in the family. I’ve experienced this first-hand. Volunteering alongside a family with a child undergoing cancer treatment is a way for me to give a small sense of normalcy to those who are grieving.”

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UW Honors BBI Benefactors Dan and Pam Baty with Gates Volunteer Service Award

September 20, 2023 | by BBI Communications

‘Lifetime of philanthropic giving, volunteerism, and impact’

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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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Promising Young Scientist: Manith Atapattu has a ‘Genuine Enthusiasm for Solving Problems’

August 31, 2023 | by BBI Communications

Manith Atapattu last spring observed something quite different: doctors making “house calls” to patients’ homes.

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BBI and IPD Engage High School Students in Summer STEM Camp

August 31, 2023 | by BBI Communications

‘Reminded me of seeing myself getting interested in science for the first time”

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BBI Hosts CDC Officials’ Visit to UW Pathogen Genomics Center of Excellence

August 28, 2023 | by BBI Communications

BBI hosted officials from the CDC August 25 on the UW campus of the Pathogen Genomics Center of Excellence (PGCoE), one of five in the nation funded by the CDC to prepare for and respond to microbial threats to public health.

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BBI Hosting Long-Read Symposium in November

August 24, 2023 | by BBI Communications

BBI is hosting a half-day symposium November 15 on long-read sequencing, with invited and contributed talks on ways long-read sequencing is being used in the Puget Sound region.

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Irene Gallego Romero Joins Global AVE Alliance

August 22, 2023 | by BBI Communications

“Dr. Gallego Romero is highly accomplished and talented scientist, and I particularly value her perspective on human evolution and genetic diversity.” BBI's Dr. Doug Fowler

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Building an atlas of gene variants to understand health and disease

August 16, 2023 | by Alexandra Canet Font, Marketing Manager, Wellcome Genome Campus

Mutational scanning technologies are revolutionising the way we understand human genetic variation

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Summer Interns and BBI Faculty Share Personal Stories, Insights, and Career Trajectories

August 06, 2023 | by BBI Communications

More than 30 interns from BBI’s three institutions – UW Medicine, Fred Hutch and Seattle Children’s – engaged with six professors July 2 to explore academic and career trajectories

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Honorable Pursuits: BBI Interns Set Their Sights on Careers of Compassion

August 02, 2023 | by BBI Communications

Every summer, BBI sponsors interns at its three institutions – Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, UW Medicine, and Seattle Children’s Research Institute. Here are profiles of their lives and future livelihoods.

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Following Up on MSS 2023: Perspectives from Two Participants

July 28, 2023 | by BBI Communications

The 6th annual Mutational Scanning Symposium was held July 13 and 14 in the UK. Drs. Raghavan Varadarajan, a biophysicist and professor at the Indian Institute of Science, and Yann Ilboudo, a research associate at McGill University, offer their reflections

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National Scientific Consortium, with BBI Members, Exploring Tests to Discover Causes of Unexplained Genetic Disorders

July 25, 2023 | by BBI Communications

A consortium of scientists at five leading research centers in the United States will soon publish a paper seeking to address a daunting challenge in precision medicine: identifying the best genetic test to make precise genetic diagnoses in families with a Mendelian condition.

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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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Promising Young Scientist: From Bangkok to Seattle, Nuttada Panpradist is a Profile in Courage

June 29, 2023 | by BBI Communications

‘Hard work and perseverance can allow you to reach your goals’

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NIH Awards BBI $4.7 Million Grant to Expand Clinical Use of Variant Data

June 28, 2023 | by BBI Communications

BBI has been awarded a new five-year, $4.7 million grant to identify the clinical utility of large-scale functional data and how best to translate them so physicians can incorporate that data into their clinical practices.

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What to Expect at the MSS 2023 Symposium July 13 and 14 in UK: A Q&A with Keynote Speaker Dr. Frederick (Fritz) Roth

June 27, 2023 | by BBI Communications

Dr. Roth is a professor at the University of Toronto Donnelly Centre for Cellular & Biomolecular Research and serves on the executive committee of the Atlas of Variant Effects Alliance. In 2022, he hosted the Mutational Scanning Symposium; this year, he is delivering the keynote address.]

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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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UW President Cauce Praises BBI’s Husky Coronavirus Testing Team at Awards Ceremony

June 09, 2023 | by BBI Communications

Members of BBI’s Husky Coronavirus Testing (HCT) Team were “truly, truly heroic” and “helped the university to continue our mission of public service throughout the pandemic,” UW President Ana Mari Cauce said June 8 at the university’s Distinguished Staff Award ceremony

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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

October 21, 2022 | by BY SABIN RUSSELL / FRED HUTCH NEWS SERVICE

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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