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Digging for Meaning in the Big Data of Human Biology

A multi-year effort by researchers from Princeton and other universities and medical schools has taken a big step toward extracting knowledge from these big data collections and opening the door to new understanding of human... Read more

New approach for performing Genome-wide association studies

(a) A graphical model describing population structure and its effects on a trait of interest. Population structure is captured by a common latent variable z among a set of loci xi (i = 1, 2,..., m) via the allele frequencies πi... Read more

Benjamin Machta, a Lewis-Sigler Theory Fellow, proposes theoretical model

The action potential is widely understood as an electrical phenomenon. However, a long experimental history has documented the... Read more

Michael Levine named next Director of the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics

Michael Levine will become the next Director of the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics in July, 2015.  Levine, who will also have an appointment in the Molecular Biology Department, will join Princeton from the... Read more

Shirley Tilghman named Science Careers’ Person of the Year

Shirley M. Tilghman {Credit: Princeton University, Office of Communications, Denise Applewhite}Science Careers has named Shirley Tilghman, President Emerita and Professor of Molecular Biology and Public Affairs, as their Person... Read more

Caught in the act: Video system for mapping behaviors (Royal Society: Interface)

Individual fruit flies were filmed for about one hour, resulting in over 300,000 video frames. Then, a computer program converts the fly’s position in each frame into mathematical descriptions that represent movements. The... Read more

John Storey chosen for endowed professorship, the William R. Harman '63 and Mary-Love Harman Professor in Genomics

John Storey, Professor in the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics and Director of the Center for Statistics and Machine Learning, has been named to the endowed professorship, the William R. Harman '63 and Mary-Love... Read more