Broad Institute Lecture: The Next Phase of Big Genetics, Feb. 6

The Broad Institute in Cambridge will offer a free lecture, The Next Phase of Big Genetics, open to the public, on February 6, 6:30-7:30PM. It’s part of the Institute’s Science for All Seasons series, which explores hot topics in genomics with leading experts from the Institute. Population geneticist Alicia Martin will provide a brief primer and explain how gaps in the diversity of data affect how researchers make use of it. Cardiologist Amit Khera will discuss how polygenic scoring can predict an individual’s likelihood of developing a given disease. Cancer biologist JT Neal will talk about the challenges of studying at massive scale the functional roles of genetic variations associated with disease, the genes and pathways they affect, and the cells they impact. Register here.