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  • Together with Debbie Kennett, Mark Thomas and Adrian Timpson, I have been developing a set of web-pages under the heading "Debunking Genetic Astrology", aimed at highlighting misuses of genetic ancestry testing.  See

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/mace-lab/debunking

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  • I am a co-author on several exciting papers that are currently in press:
  • MultiBLUP: improved SNP-based prediction for complex trait. Doug Speed and DJB. Genome Research - advance online (open access). doi:10.1101/gr.169375.113
  • Verifying likelihoods for low template DNA profiles using multiple replicates. Christopher Steele, Matthew Greenhalgh and DJB. Forensic Science International: Genetics 13, 82–89, November 2014 (open access).
  • Describing the genetic architecture of epilepsy through heritability analysis. Speed, O’Brien, Palotie, Shkura, Marson, DJB, Johnson. Brain advance online (open access). doi:10.1093/brain/awu206
  • ADMIXTURE IN LATIN AMERICA: GEOGRAPHIC STRUCTURE, PHENOTYPIC DIVERSITY AND SELF-PERCEPTION OF ANCESTRY BASED ON 7,342 INDIVIDUALS. Ruiz-Linares, Adhikari, Alonzo + ... + DJB, Gonzalez-Jose. To appear PLoS Genetics.
  • Multiple Quantitative Trait Analysis Using Bayesian Networks. Scutari, Howell, DJB, McKay. To appear Genetics.
  • Worldwide Fst estimates relative to five continental-scale populations. Steele, Syndercombe Court, DJB. To appear Ann Hum Genet.

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  • I am now a Senior Editor of the Annals of Human Genetics so any submissions of a statistical nature are likely to be handled by me.

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  • Although I have been very happy at UCL, and will miss many friends and the excellent academic environment, I have decided to return to Australia after 29 years in the UK.  I will move to U Melbourne in October, where I will be joint between Maths/Stats and Genetics.  I hope to retain some affiliation with UCL for at least several years.  My Melbourne email address is already working: david.balding@unimelb.edu.au

Contact details


Email: is always my preferred form of communication d.balding@ucl.ac.uk

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My full professional affiliation:


UCL Genetics Institute
Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment
Division of Biosciences
Faculty of Life Sciences
School of Life Sciences and Medicine
University College London
University of London

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