Bruce Weir

Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology
Professor, Biostatistics
Adjunct Professor, Genome Sciences



BSc Mathematics, University of Canterbury (New Zealand), 1965
PhD Genetics, Statistics, North Carolina State University, 1968



Box 359461
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195

Research Areas

Research Interests

Statistical methodology for genetic data with an emphasis on allelic dependencies, population structure, disease associations and relationships; use of genetic data for human identification

Recent Publications (PubMed)

How HLA diversity is apportioned: influence of selection and relevance to transplantation.
(2022 Jun 6)
Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 377(1852): 20200420
MarĂ³stica AS, Nunes K, Castelli EC, Silva NSB, Weir BS, Goudet J, Meyer D

The transitivity of the Hardy-Weinberg law.
(2022 May)
Forensic Sci Int Genet 58(): 102680
Graffelman J, Weir BS

Assessing the contribution of rare variants to complex trait heritability from whole-genome sequence data.
(2022 Mar)
Nat Genet 54(3): 263-273
Wainschtein P, Jain D, Zheng Z, TOPMed Anthropometry Working Group., NHLBI Trans-Omics for Precision Medicine (TOPMed) Consortium., Cupples LA, Shadyab AH, McKnight B, Shoemaker BM, Mitchell BD, Psaty BM, Kooperberg C, Liu CT, Albert CM, Roden D, Chasman DI, Darbar D, Lloyd-Jones DM, Arnett DK, Regan EA, Boerwinkle E, Rotter JI, O'Connell JR, Yanek LR, de Andrade M, Allison MA, McDonald MN, Chung MK, Fornage M, Chami N, Smith NL, Ellinor PT, Vasan RS, Mathias RA, Loos RJF, Rich SS, Lubitz SA, Heckbert SR, Redline S, Guo X, Chen Y-I, Laurie CA, Hernandez RD, McGarvey ST, Goddard ME, Laurie CC, North KE, Lange LA, Weir BS, Yengo L, Yang J, Visscher PM

Elephant genotypes reveal the size and connectivity of transnational ivory traffickers.
(2022 Mar)
Nat Hum Behav 6(3): 371-382
Wasser SK, Wolock CJ, Kuhner MK, Brown JE 3rd, Morris C, Horwitz RJ, Wong A, Fernandez CJ, Otiende MY, Hoareau Y, Kaliszewska ZA, Jeon E, Han KL, Weir BS

Author Correction: Genetic relatedness analysis: modern data and new challenges.
(2022 Feb)
Nat Rev Genet 23(2): 134
Weir BS, Anderson AD, Hepler AB

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