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Bruce Weir

Professor of Biostatistics, and Director of the Institute of Public Health Genetics at the University of Washington. Bruce Weir is the author of the textbook "Genetic Data Analysis" (3rd edition in preparation) and he has directed the Summer Institute in Statistical Genetics since 1996. 


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Recent Publications
  • Zhu ZH, Bakshi1 A, Vinkhuyzen AAE, Hemani G, Lee SH, Nolte IM, van Vliet-Ostaptchouk JV, Snieder H, The LifeLines Cohort Study, Esko T, Milani L, Mägi R, Metspalu A, Hill WG, Weir BS, Goddard ME, Visscher PM, Yang J. 2015. Dominance genetic variation contributes little to the missing heritability for human complex traits. American Journal of Human Genetics 96:377-385.

    • Wasser SK, Brown L, Mailand C, Mondol S, Clark W, Laurie C, Weir BS. 2015. Genetic assignment of large seizures of elephant ivory reveals Africa's major poaching hotspots. Science 349:84-87.

    • Graffelman J, Nelson S, Gogarten SM, Weir BS. 2015. Exact Inference for Hardy-Weinberg proportions with missing genotypes: Single and multiple imputation. G3 (Genes, Genomes, Genetics) 5:2365-2373.

    • Weir BS, Zheng X. 2015. SNPs and SNVs in Forensic Science. Forensic Science International: Genetics Supplement Series 5:e267-e268.

    • Zheng X, Weir BS. 2015. Eigenanalysis of SNP data with an interpretation of identity by descent. Theoretical Population Biology 107:65-76.

    • Conomos MP, Reiner AP, Weir BS, Thornton TA. 2016. Model-free estimation of recent genetic relatedness. American Journal of Human Genetics 98:127-148.

    • Conomos MP, Laurie CA, Stilp AM, Gogarten SM, McHugh CP, Nelson SC, Sofer T, Fernandez-Rhodes L, Justice E, Graff M, Young KL, Seyerle AA, Avery CL, Taylor KD, Rotter JT, Talavera GA, Daviglus ML Wassertheil-Smoller S, Schneiderman N, Heiss G, Kaplan RC, Franceschini N, Reiner AP, Shaffer JR, Barr RG, Kerr KF, Browning SR, Browning BL, Weir BS, Aviles-Santa ML, Papanicolaou GJ, Lumley T, Szpiro AA, North KE, Rice K, Thornton TA, Laurie CC. 2016. Genetic diversity and association studies in U.S. Hispanic/Latino populations: Applications in the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos. American Journal of Human Genetics 98:165-184.

    • Schick UM, Jan D, Hodonsky CJ, Morrison JV, Dvis JP, Brown L, Sofer T, Conomos MP, Schumann C, McHugh CP, Nelson SC, Vadiamudi S, Stilp A, Plantinga A, Baier L, Bien SA, Gogarten SM, Laurie CA, Taylor KD, Liu Y, Auer PL, Franceschini N, Szpiro A, Rice K, Kerr KF, Roter JI, Hanson RL, Papanicolaou, Rich SS, Loos RJF, Browing BL, Browning SR, Weir BS, Laurie CC, Mohike KL, North KE, Thornton TA, Reiner AP. 2016. Genome-wide association study of platelet count identifies ancestry-specific loci in Hispanic/Latino Americans. American Journal of Human Genetics 98:229-242.

    • Curran JM, Weir BS. 2016. Modern methods of DNA interpretation. Chance (in press)

    • Graffelman J, Weir BS. 2016. Testing for Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium at bi-allelic genetic markers on the X chromosome. 2016. Heredity (in press)

    • Buckleton JS, Curran JM, Goudet J, Taylor D, Thiery A, Weir BS. 2016. Population-specific Fst values: A worldwide survey. Forensic Science International: Genetics (in press).