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.
 

Recent Primers
9/22/16 Introduction to Complex Trait Genetics Mark Daly
Institute Member
Broad Institute
9/29/16 Genetics in Mendelian Human Disease
[ video ]
James Gusella
Broad Institute, Mass General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
10/6/16 GWAS design and interpretation
[ video ]
Gina Peloso
Department of Biostatistics
BU School of Public Health
10/13/16 High-throughput sequencing and variant calling pipelines
[ video ]
Geraldine Van der Auwera
Data Sciences & Data Engineering
Broad Institute
10/27/16 Natural selection and human genetic variation
[ video ]
Steven Schaffner
Computational Biologist
Broad Institute
11/3/16 Human Structural Variation
[ video ]
Bob Handsaker
Software Engineer
Broad Institute
11/10/16 Analysis of rare variants from sequencing studies
[ video ]
Ben Neale
Institute Member
Broad Institute
11/17/16 ExAC and gnomAD: Using large genomic data sets to interpret human genetic variation
[ video ]
Daniel MacArthur
Institute Member
Broad Institute
12/1/16 ExAC: mutational constraint and de novo mutations Kaitlin Samocha
Broad Institute