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COSSA makes 10 suggestions to next Administration for supporting and using social science research

Thompson says US prison population is 'staggeringly high' at about 1.5 million, despite 2% drop for 2015

Levy et al. find Michigan's Medicaid expansion boosted state's economy while increasing number of insured

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2017 PAA Annual Meeting, April 27-29, Chicago

NIH funding opportunity: Etiology of Health Disparities and Health Advantages among Immigrant Populations (R01 and R21), open Jan 2017

Russell Sage 2017 Summer Institute in Computational Social Science, June 18-July 1. Application deadline Feb 17.

Russell Sage 2-week workshop on social science genomics, June 11-23, 2017, Santa Barbara

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Mon, Jan 23, 2017 at noon:
Decline of cash assistance and child well-being, Luke Shaefer

Health and Retirement Study adds genetic data to NIH database

PSC Announcement, 2012

03/28/2012

The Health and Retirement Study has conducted genotyping on approximately 13,000 HRS respondents who provided DNA samples (from saliva) in each wave starting in 2006. These data are now available for analysis by qualified researchers via the dbGAP - the NIH Genotypes and Phenotypes online database. "The addition of genetic data provides a major new dimension for the study and is expected to result in much deeper insights into how we age," says Richard Hodes, director of the NIA.

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