News : 2011 : January

Research associate Ashley Andersen monitors a next-generation sequencing run on Illumina’s HiSeq 2000 sequencing system.

With New Technology, The Hussman Institute is a Sequencing Powerhouse

With delivery of the latest state-of-the-art next-generation sequencing technology, The John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics (HIHG) at the Miller School is now one of the largest facilities in the Southeast for next-generation sequencing (NGS).

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From left, Ren-Hua Chung, Ph.D.; John P. Hussman, Ph.D.; Anthony J. Griswold, Ph.D.; and Margaret A. Pericak-Vance, Ph.D.

Economist Revolutionizes Mapping of Genetic Pathway for Autism

A son of physicians and an economist by trade, John P. Hussman, Ph.D., may seem like an unlikely lead author on a paper identifying a new genetic pathway in autism research. But Hussman, father to a 16-year-old boy with autism, applied the same statistical tools he uses to map out complex economic relationships to produce new research findings.

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