We recently posted a medRxiv preprint on our large-scale data aggregation efforts for rare copy-number variants (rCNVs) across human diseases and disorders.
It's hard to believe, but this study actually started over five years ago as a final project in MIT's Quantitatve Genomics course co-taught by Profs. Leonid Mirny and Shamil Sunyaev during my first semester as a PhD student back in the fall...
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