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 Nicole Rockweiler.

 

 

 

2023 - 2024 Primers

06/13/24 Sequencing and analysis of long-read whole genome data
[ video ]
Kiran Garimella
Broad Institute
 
06/06/24 Cellarium
[ video ]
Mehrtash Babadi
Broad Institute
05/30/24 Introduction to Pharmacogenetics
[ video ]
Josephine Li
Massachusetts General Hospital
05/16/24 Introduction to Terra/AnVIL
[ video ]
Anton Kovalsky
Broad Institute
05/09/24 Genomic analysis for rare disease diagnosis and discovery using seqr
[ video ]
Chrissy Austin-Tse
Broad Institute
04/25/24 Structural Variation in Human Genomes
[ video ]
Xuefang Zhao
Emma Pierce-Hoffman
Broad Institute
04/11/24 Understand Single Cell ATAC-Seq Data Analysis
[ video ]
Dongwon Lee
Broad Institute
04/04/24 A Practical guide to bulk RNA-seq, including guidelines for eQTL analysis
[ video ]
Amelia Weber Hall
Broad Institute 
 
03/28/24 Biomedical Data Privacy
 
Hoon Cho
Broad Institute
03/28/24 Genomic Privacy: Key Issues and Emerging Solutions
[ video
Hoon Cho
Yale University
03/21/24 Rare variant interpretation
[ video ]
Wenhan Lu
Neale and Karczewski Labs
Broad Institute
03/14/24 Phenome-wide GWAS in biobanks
[ video ]
Wei Zhou
Broad Institute
03/08/24 Patient Engagement in Genomic Research: Using social media to create a community 
[ video ]
Taisha Hendrickson and Melissa Chiumiento
Count Me In
02/15/24 Ethical considerations in genomics research
[ video ]
Anna Lewis
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Harvard Medical School
 
02/08/24 Integration of GWAS and functional data
[ video ]
Benjamin Strober
Harvard School of Public Health
02/01/24 A brief history of non-invasive prenatal testing
[ video ]
Guilio Genovese
Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research
Broad Institute
01/18/24 All of Us Primer, Part 2
[ video ]
Uma Arora
Broad Institute
01/09/24 All of Us Primer, Part 1
[ video ]
Ruchi Munshi
Broad Institute
12/07/23 Basics of gene editing/CRISPR
[ video ]
Daniel Strebinger
Broad Institute
11/30/23 Broad Clinical Labs: Sequencing Technology Landscape and Current Offerings Overview
[ video ]
Brendan Blumenstiel
Broad Clinical Labs
11/16/23 gnomAD v4: Behind the scenes
[ video ]
Katherine Chao
Broad Institute
10/26/23 Clinical Variant and Gene Classification
[ video ]
Heidi Rehm
Broad Institute
10/19/23 Introduction to fine-mapping
[ video ]
Ran Cui
Broad Institute
10/12/23 Modeling rare variation and calculating genetic constraint
[ video ]
Kaitlin Samocha
Broad Institute
09/28/23 Mono- and bi-valent allele impact
[ video ]
Henrike Heyne
FIMM - Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland
09/14/23 Greater Genetic Diversity is Needed in Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Models
[ video ]
Ralda Nehm
Lindy Barrett
Broad Institute

Primer on Medical and Population Genetics