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Friday, February 3, 2023
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OB-GYN specialists encourage other medical professionals to see race as a social construct, instead of a biological factor.

News Releases

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February 3, 2023

Drop race adjustment for AFP prenatal testing, study urges

For decades, laboratories have routinely adjusted test-result values of alpha fetoprotein by approximately 10% for Black mothers.

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January 31, 2023

Genomics aids study of Seattle 2017-22 Shigella outbreak

Analysis of the outbreak shed light on its origins and transmission patterns, and assessed treatment and infection control.

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January 26, 2023

UW medical school to end participation in U.S. News rankings

Starting in 2024, UW School of Medicine will cease contributing data to U.S. News & World Report's medical school rankings.