Hawken Miller, features writer —

Hawken graduated from the University of Southern California (USC) in 2019. Before joining BioNews, he wrote for the Washington Post’s video game and esports section, Launcher, where he still contributes as a freelancer. Hawken is also a columnist for BioNews, focusing on his experience with Duchenne muscular dystrophy for Muscular Dystrophy News Today. His work has appeared in Dot Esports, The Orange County Register, KTLA 5, and The Sacramento Bee. He won a Webby for virtual reality journalism at USC.

Articles by Hawken Miller

State ALS Registries Collect Valuable Data, but Few Are in Process

Patient registries help record how many cases of a particular disease there are across the country, and many also log related genetic, clinical, and biological information. Some U.S. registries, including those dealing with infectious diseases, have mandatory reporting requirements. But for many other diseases, including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS),…

Big Data a Source of Better ALS Insights, Trials, and Hope

Healthcare has long harnessed the power of big data. Examples range from the Human Genome Project, a worldwide 13-year effort to map DNA, to the adoption of electronic medical records— allowing doctors to quickly access patient information at points of care — and the rise of personalized medicine, which tailors…