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Saul Newman

Saul Newman currently works at the ANU Research School of Biology, applying machine learning models to wheat genome and large-scale experimental data to predict flowering and yield. Saul does research in Evolutionary Biology, Bioinformatics and Biological Anthropology. Their current project is 'Prediction of crop yield and fitness from epistatic effects', and several sideline projects including 'Ageing rates under inclusive fitness models', recently solving the cause of late-life mortality plateaus.

A Biased Regression, A Russian Conspiracy, And Type I Errors In The World’s Oldest People

For more than two decades, scientists have argued over a pattern of human mortality. The rate at which humans physically decay with age, as measured by death rates, appears to slow or stop in old age. However, recent findings have […]