Recently, I wrote a short peice for a great local science news & media outlet, Science In The News (SITN), to explain how population-scale genetic sequencing is driving major advances in precision medicine.
The article is targeted primarily for the lay public (i.e. non-specialists), so it's mostly jargon-free. It gets even better for those among us who are more visually inclined learners: a fellow PhD student at HMS, Brad Wierbowski, put together some great graphical figures to explain the core concepts (thanks Brad!).
wgibsonWait - this is bizarre and fascinating, as FTO is the top GWAS hit for body size and obesity. Carrying a SNP in FTO can change one's weight 6.6lbs on average.
Expressing human FTO in plants makes them huge?
I had always assumed it had some weird hypothalamic role in satiety... t.co/OkrGKBG0M8t.co/mVz2r5X8tV
lh3lh3I am looking for one or two postdocs or research associates to join my group. We are currently working on sequence alignment, phased de novo assembly, pangenome analysis and a few smaller projects. DM or email me if interested. Thank you. t.co/6JJn0i5k3F