Episode 1: Together for CHANGE: sequencing the African American genome with Lyndon Mitnaul and James Hildreth Sr.
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by GA4GH
4M ago
We relaunch the OmicsXchange podcast with a new season, featuring genomics initiatives that are making an impact on communities. In this first episode of season 2, we speak with James Hildreth Sr., President and CEO of Meharry Medical College, and Lyndon Mitnaul, Executive Director of Research Initiatives at the Regeneron Genetics Center. Hildreth and Mitnaul lead a new multi-institution project called Together for CHANGE, which aims to sequence the African American genome and build capacity to overcome inequities in STEM careers ..read more
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Episode 18: Precision health and genomics with Dr. Eric Green
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by GA4GH
9M ago
On episode 18 of the GA4GH OmicsXchange podcast, we speak with Dr. Eric Green, Director of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), on the Advances in Genome Biology and Technology (AGBT) Precision Health Meeting. Visit agbt.org to register for the Precision Health Meeting, which takes place 8–10 September, 2022 in San Diego, USA. View the transcript of the episode here ..read more
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Episode 17: Exploring the Variation Representation Specification with Larry Babb and Alex Wagner
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by GA4GH
9M ago
For the latest episode of the OmicsXchange, we were joined by Larry Babb and Alex Wagner to discuss the Genomic Knowledge Standards (GKS) Work Stream and the Variation Representation Specification (VRS) standard ..read more
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Episode 15: The first gapless human genome sequence with Karen Miga
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by GA4GH
9M ago
This is Episode 15 of the OmicsXchange, where we will be discussing the first gapless human genome sequence with Karen Miga. Miga is an assistant professor in the Biomolecular Engineering Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and Associate Director at the UCSC Genomics Institute. She co-chairs the Telomere-to-Telomere Consortium and is the Project Director for the UCSC production centre of the Human Pangenome Reference Consortium (HPRC ..read more
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Episode 14: Genomic Surveillance and Outbreak Response in Africa with Alan Christoffels
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by GA4GH
9M ago
In today's episode, we are discussing genomic surveillance and outbreak response in Africa with Professor Alan Christoffels. Alan is the director of the South African National Bioinformatics Institute based at the University of the Western Cape. He is also the director of the bioinformatics unit of the South African Medical Research Council. Alan's lab builds computational tools for analyzing high throughput genomic data for infectious disease research. And he's also the director of the Public Health Alliance for Genomic Epidemiology or PHA4GE and a member of the ..read more
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Episode 13: A Conversation with the Data Connect Technical Team
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by GA4GH
9M ago
In Episode 13 of the Omics Exchange podcast, we discuss the Data Connect API, a GA4GH-approved standard produced by the GA4GH Discovery Work Stream. We are here with Miro Cupak and Jonathan Fuerth from DNAstack and Aaron Kemp from Verily to learn more about how the community can leverage Data Connect to efficiently publish, explore, and search for biomedical data ..read more
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Episode 12: The Need for Further Inclusion of Diversity in Studies: An Interview with Nicola Mulder
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by GA4GH
9M ago
In today’s episode, we spoke with Professor Nicola Mulder from the University of Capetown on a large-scale, collaborative effort spearheaded by the Human, Health, and Heredity in Africa Consortium, or H3Africa, to sequence genomes from regions and countries in Africa that have historically been missed or overlooked. Their key findings were recently published in the journal Nature. Nicky has been a part of the GA4GH community since its inception, and is now a Driver Project Champion of H3Africa. Welcome Nicky. View the episode transcript here ..read more
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Episode 10: Letter from the 8th Plenary Committee Chair: An Interview with Meg Doerr
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by GA4GH
9M ago
On Episode 10 of the OmicsXchange Podcast, we're speaking with Meg Doerr, a Principal Scientist in Data Governance and Ethics at Sage Bionetworks. Meg is the Programme Committee Chair for the upcoming GA4GH 8th Plenary meeting, which will take place on September 29 and 30. It will be our first fully virtual meeting and we are delighted to have had Meg’s guidance in developing the programme ..read more
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Episode 9: The Importance of Diverse Perspectives in Standards Development: An Interview with Laura Paglione
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by GA4GH
9M ago
On Episode 9 of the OmicsXchange Podcast, we speak with Laura Paglione—co-lead of the GA4GH Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Advisory Group—on amplifying underrepresented voices within the Genomics and Health Data Community ..read more
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Episode 8: HDR UK's COVID-19 Response: An Interview with Caroline Cake
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by GA4GH
9M ago
On episode 8 of the OmicsXchange, we are speaking with Caroline Cake, CEO of Health Data Research UK, about the HDR UK response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and their role in setting up the International COVID-19 Data Research Alliance ..read more
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