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Monday, March 16 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Your Life in Big Data: Genomics and Health

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Rapid advances in personal genome sequencing technologies have given unprecedented insights into the fundamental biological nature of our selves and our species: where we came from, how we are born, how we interact with our environment, how we get sick, and how we age. Our Exploring Personal Genomics workshop offers an interactive guide to understanding the many exciting applications of personal genomic information. We provide a basic background of genomics and information on how to obtain and understand digital representations of personal genomic data. Next, we discuss tools for exploring the personal genomics of ancestry, interpretation of genetic disease associations, and the role of personal genomics in drug response. Additionally, we explore more advanced topics, such as interactions between a personal genome and the environment and connecting DNA to physiology. Participants are encouraged to follow along if they have personal genetic data.

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avatar for Joel Dudley

Joel Dudley

Asst Professor, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Dr. Dudley is currently Assistant Professor of Genetics and Genomic Sciences and Director of Biomedical Informatics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Prior to Mount Sinai, he held positions as Co-founder and Director of Informatics at NuMedii, Inc. and Consulting Professor of Systems... Read More →
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Konrad Karczewski

Postdoctoral Scholar, Massachusetts General Hospital
Konrad J. Karczewski is a genome scientist, bringing systems-level approaches to the study of human disease biology. He was involved with the pioneering course at Stanford University in Personalized Medicine and Genomics, where he led the development of a platform for personal genotype... Read More →


Monday March 16, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
JW Marriott Room 402-403 110 E 2nd St

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