Primer on Medical and Population Genetics

The Primer on Medical and Population Genetics is a series of weekly lectures on genetics topics related to human populations and disease. Experts from across the Medical and Population Genetics community at the Broad Institute give in-depth introductions to research in human genetics through overviews of core concepts and practical tutorials on tools for biostatistics, computational genomics, and variant annotation. Several talks each year focus on bioethical considerations in genomics research. Sessions are generally interactive and attendees are encouraged to raise questions.

Videos of Primer sessions are made freely available for viewing here and are geared towards a wide scientific audience. Videos are also available for streaming at the Broad's publicly available YouTube channel.

If you'd like more information about the primer or have suggestions for future topics, please contact seminar series organizers Sarah Morton and Diane Genereux.

 

 

2021 - 2022 Primers
4/28/22 The Lipid Droplet Knowledge Portal
[ video ]
Maria Constanzo
Tobias Walther
Robert Farese
Broad Institute
3/31/22 Challenges and opportunities for developing more generalizable polygenic risk scores
[ video ]
Ying Wang
Martin Lab
Broad Institute
 
3/24/22 Rigor and reproducibility in epigenome-wide association studies Alex Lussier
3/17/22 Single-cell profiling in disease: approaches to dissecting mechanisms of dysfunction Francisco Garcia
3/10/22 Cell Painting: image information for illuminating disease variants
video ]
Anne Carpenter
Juan Caicedo
Samira Asgari
Broad Institute
3/3/22 Non-canonical open reading frames: new dimensions in the human genome
[ video ]
John Prensner
Boston Children's Hospital
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Broad Institute
2/17/22 Polygenic risk in the context of monogenic diseases
[ video ]
Victor Nauffal
Cardiovascular Disease Initiative
Ellinor Lab
Broad Institute
2/10/22 The contribution of de novo transposon insertions to autism spectrum disorder
[ video ]
Rebecca Borges-Monroy
Harvard University
Boston Children's Hospital
2/3/22 Chronos: a dynamic model for CRISPR data
video ]
Joshua Dempster
Broad Institute
1/20/22 Detecting and tracking contamination in SARS-CoV-2 sequencing with spike-in controls
[ video ]
Kim Lagerborg
Sabeti Lab
1/6/22 The evolution, evolvability, and engineering of gene regulatory DNA
[ video ]
Carl de Boer
University of British Columbia
12/9/21 Parental-fetal interplay of immune genes leads to fetal growth restriction
[ video ]
Gurman Kaur
Broad Institute
University of Oxford
12/2/21 Practical decision making for deep learning in cardiac imaging
[ video ]
James Pirruccello
Broad Institute
10/28/21 Genetic history of neoplastic mutations
[ video ]
Debra Van Egeren
10/14/21 Introduction to Linear Models
[ video ]
Jason Morton
Eberly College of Sciences
Penn State University
9/30/21 Coronavirus cross reactivity
[ video ]
Paulina Kaplonek
Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard
9/23/21 Highly efficient imaging transcriptomics with composite in situ imaging
[ video ]
Brian Cleary
Broad Institute