Joshua Akey, Univesity of Washington (image) University of Washington Caption Joshua Akey, of the University of Washington Department of Genome Sciences, studies human evolutionary history and its impact on genetic variation among present-day people. Credit Clare McLean Usage Restrictions For use only by news media for news about Dr. Joshua Akey's research. Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.