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2020 Williams Prize awarded to article by Noah Rosenberg, et al.

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Oct 16 2020

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The $5,000 George C Williams Prize for the most significant article published in 2019 in Evolution, Medicine and Public Health is awarded to the paper: Interpreting polygenic scores, polygenic adaptation, and human phenotypic differences by Noah Rosenberg, Michael Edge, Jonathan Pritchard and Marcus Feldman.

The paper focuses on potential misunderstandings of ongoing discoveries in human genomics. The Committee (David Houle, Neil Greenspan, Jenny Tung, Andrew Read (Chair)) agreed that the paper has important messages that will resonate across many fields of medicine and beyond. It is an outstanding example of how clarity of evolutionary thought is necessary to constructively advance discussions on sensitive and controversial topics involving humanity such as race and the causes of health disparities.