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.
 

2017-2018 Primers
9/14/17 Introduction to complex trait genetics
[ video ]
Mark Daly
Institute Member
Broad Institute
9/28/17 GWAS and secondary analyses of GWAS results
[ video ]
Gina Peloso
Broad Institute
BU School of Public Health  
10/5/17 High throughput sequencing and variant calling pipelines
[ video ]
Geraldine van der Auwera
Broad Institute
10/26/17 Analysis of rare variants from sequencing studies
[ video ]
Benjamin Neale
Broad Institute
11/02/17 ExAC and gnomAD: Using large genomic data sets to interpret human genetic variation
[ video ]
Daniel MacArthur
Broad Institute
11/16/17 Regulatory sequence variation in the human genome
[ video ]
Manolis Kellis
Broad Institute
1/11/18 Clinical interpretation of genes for disease causality, Part 1
[ video ]
Heidi Rehm
Broad Institute
1/18/18 Clinical interpretation of genes for disease causality, Part 2
[ video ]
Heidi Rehm
Broad Institute
1/25/18 Natural Selection and Human Genetic Variation
[ video ]
Steve Schaffner
Broad Institute