Genetic Epidemiology launches “Conversation” series

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  • Author: Statistics Views
  • Date: 15 November 2012

Genetic Epidemiology has begun a “Conversations” series, which is currently available on Early View, where articles can be read online prior to publication in an issue.

Editor-in-Chief Professor Sanjay Shete writes that ‘We plan to publish “conversations” with eminent scientists from time to time so that graduate students and younger scientists can develop an appreciation for the foundations of genetic epidemiology established by early leaders.’

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The first of these conversations showcases the efforts of Professor Newton Ennis Morton, one of the founding fathers of genetic epidemiology. Professor Morton, who has taught at the Universities of Wisconsin, Hawaii and Southampton ‘has made ground breaking contributions to human and population genetics.'

Professor D.C. Rao of Washington University School of Medicine writes with affection of Professor Morton, have worked with him personally. 'He is the first recipient of the William Allan Award, the major prize given by the American Society of Human Genetics that recognizes substantial and far-reaching contributions to human genetics. He was elected as a member of the United States National Academy of Sciences in 1990 for his pioneering contributions to Human Genetics.’

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