Primer on Medical and Population Genetics

The Primer on Medical and Population Genetics is a series of informal weekly discussions of basic genetics topics that relate to human populations and disease. Experts from across the Broad Institute community give in-depth introductions to the basic principles of complex trait genetics, including human genetic variation, genotyping, DNA sequencing methods, statistics, data analysis, and more.

Videos of these sessions are made freely available for viewing here and are geared toward a wide audience that includes research technicians, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and established investigators just entering the field. Videos are also available for streaming at the Broad's YouTube channel and are downloadable as podcasts at iTunesU.

If you'd like more information about the primers or have suggestions for future topics, contact seminar series organizer Chris Newton-Cheh.
 

   9/12/14 Introduction to complex trait genetics
[ video ]
David Altshuler,
Deputy Director, Broad Institute
  9/20/12 Genetics in Mendelian human disease
[ video ]
James Gusella,
Associate Member, Broad Institute
  9/27/12 Statistical common sense and common pitfalls
[ video ]
Joel Hirschhorn
Senior Associate Member, Broad Institute
  10/4/12 Genetic variation, LD, HapMap and beyond
[ video ]
Mark Daly
Senior Associate Member, Broad Institute
  10/18/12 Data processing and analysis of genetic variation using next-generation sequencing
[ video ]
Mark DePristo
Manager, Medical and Population Genetics Analysis, Broad Institute
  10/25/12 Phenotype definition (with tales from psychiatry)
[ video ]
Jordan Smoller
Research Affiliate, Broad Institute
  11/01/12 Mouse Genetics
[ video ]
David Beier
Associate Member, Broad Institute
  11/15/12 Genome wide association studies: QC, analysis and interpretation
[ video ]
Alisa Knodle Manning
Altshuler Lab, Broad Institute
  12/13/12 Analytic Issues Associated with Rare Variant Testing
[ video ]
Ben Neale
Associated Researcher, Broad Institute
  01/10/13 Genome structural variation
[ video ]
Steve McCarroll
Director, Stanley Center Genetics Program
  01/17/13 Annotating gene sequence variation
[ video ]
Shamil Sunyaev
Associate Member, Broad Institute