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biostatistics:

see biometricsbiometrics,
also known as biostatistics
or biometry,
in biology, the development and application of statistical and mathematical methods to the analysis of data resulting from biological observations and phenomena.
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biostatistics

[‚bī·ō·stə′tis·tiks]
(statistics)
The use of statistics to obtain information from biological data.
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In total, 83% had access to a biostatistician to assist with research analysis, but in 81% of these instances this individual was external to the urology program.
The first section describes the job duties, wages and employment, and qualifications and training requirements for each of three occupations: biostatisticians, cytotechnologists, and surgical technologists.
In this study, biostatistics was recognized as a core competence, especially in protocol development and advanced data analysis, but we found differing perspectives on the management styles and philosophies; one group (typically non-biostatistics executives) stated that biostatistics was only a process tool and technique, while another group (typically biostatistician middle managers or scientists) argued that there was significant innovation in product development that could be driven by better use of biostatistics.
Our current biostatistician has sent applicants such tactful comments as, "Although disagreeing about the need for biostatistics in this particular proposal, an argument exists for at least a minimum attention to such matters"; and "Your proposal may not succeed or fail because of absence of biostatistical content; however, it should normally be included and would make the proposal easier to read and understand.
Nick, Professor and Biostatistician, University of Mississippi Medical Center
However, women in the low-fat group were 24 percent less likely, compared with other women, to get the aggressive form of breast cancer, says biostatistician Ross Prentice of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, who was a trial leader.
Shuling, a biostatistician with Nephrology Analytical Services, Minneapolis, said in an interview.
Despite efforts to guard against biases that have hampered previous studies--for example, HRT users being generally healthier than nonusers--Garnet Anderson, a biostatistician at the Women's Health Initiative Coordinating Center at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington, says some biases cannot be prevented.
A biostatistician at the City of Hope National Medical Center in California's Los Angeles County, Li also teaches part time and gives seminars on DATA step programming and statistical analysis using the proprietary SAS software.
The roundtable will be moderated by Jia Hu, biostatistician II, from Synteract.
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Respectively a scientist and a biostatistician at a giant drug company, Gohlmann and Talloen explain how to study gene expression using a particular commercial microarray system from California.