The Duke Saga11 Sep 2011
For those of you that don’t know about the saga involving genomic signatures, I highly recommend reading this very good summary published in The Economist. Baggerly and Coombes are two statisticians that can confidently say they have made an impact on clinical research and actually saved lives. A paper by this pair describing the details was published in the Annals of Applied Statistics as most of the Biology journals refused to publish their letters to the editor. Baggerly is also a fantastic public speaker as seen in this video and this one.