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.
 

2018-2019 Primers
10/25/18 Introduction to complex trait genetics
[ video ]
Sekar Kathiresan
Institute Member, Co-director, Medical and Population Genetics Program
Broad Institute
11/1/18

Insights from the study of the genetic basis of Mendelian disease
[ video ]

James Gusella
Harvard Medical School
Massachusetts General Hospital
Broad Institute

11/12/18 High throughput sequencing, present and future technologies
[ video ]
Niall Lennon & Maura Costello
Broad Institute
11/29/18 GWAS and secondary analyses of GWAS results
[ video ]
Gina Peloso
Department of Biostatistics
Boston University School of Public Health
12/07/18 Sequence variant calling and data handling
[ video ]
Geraldine Van der Auwera
Data Sciences Platform
Broad Institute
1/11/19 gnomAD: Using large genomic data sets to interpret human genetic variation
[ video ]
Anne O’Donnell-Luria
Center for Medelian Genomics, Broad Institute
Boston Children's Hospital
1/24/19 Current & Future Catalog Products in Genomics Platform
[ video ]
Niall Lennon
Tera Bowers
Broad Institute
1/31/19 Analysis of Rare Variants
[ video ]
Ben Neale
Massachusetts General Hospital
Broad Institute
2/28/19 Structural Variation
[ video ]
Bob Handsaker
Broad Instittute
Harvard Medical School