The Genetics Podcast

The Genetics Podcast

Exploring all things genetics. Dr Patrick Short, University of Cambridge alumnus and CEO of Sano Genetics, analyses the science, interviews the experts, and discusses the latest findings and breakthroughs in genetic research. To find out more about Sano Genetics and its mission to accelerate the future of precision medicine visit: www.sanogenetics.com

Episodes

July 18, 2024 36 mins
This week, we’re joined by Jakob Steinfeldt, Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer at Pheiron, and Honorary Research Fellow at University College London. Jakob and his team are working to create the ‘GPS’ for drug development, using causal insights to identify highly-informed drug targets, with the aim of accelerating clinical trials and revolutionising researchers’ ability to classify highly-relevant patients. Join Patrick and ...
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Welcome to The Genetics Podcast, where Patrick interviews Dr. Andrea Gropman, Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Chief of Neurogenetics at Children’s National Hospital. This conversation explores Dr. Gropman's extensive expertise in genetics and how its integration into clinical settings can optimise patient outcomes. We'll also discuss the importance of ...
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This week, we welcome Lori Orlando, Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of the Precision Medicine Program in the Center for Applied Genomics and Precision Medicine at Duke University. Lori discusses her work as a health services researcher, the MeTree family health history platform, and how she and her team are working to develop a sustainable model for bringing genomic medicine into primary care.
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This week, we’re joined by Ben Goldacre, a renowned doctor, academic, author, and journalist. His books include “Bad Science” and “Bad Pharma,” among others, and he is currently a Professor of Evidence-Based Medicine at University of Oxford. There, he runs the Bennett Institute for Applied Data Science which aims to pioneer the better use of data, evidence and digital tools in healthcare and policy. Patrick and Ben discuss Join Pa...
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This week, we welcome Michelle Werner, CEO of Alltrna and CEO/Partner at Flagship Pioneering. Michelle and her team are working at the cutting-edge of tRNA therapies, which they hope will present a scalable treatment method for people in the rare and ultra-rare disease communities. Join Patrick and Michelle for an exciting conversation about this breakthrough technology, from the transferable potential of this new modality across...
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In this episode, we welcome Dr. Almut Heinken, Junior Professor at the INSERM Institute of Nutrition, Genetics, Environment, and Risk Exposure at Université de Lorraine. Her work focuses on multiscale metabolic modelling of host-microbiome interactions and their role in human health. She has contributed to the development of genome-scale reconstructions of human microbes, known as the AGORA resource. Almut has also developed tools ...
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Join us in welcoming Mavis Machirori, Senior Researcher at the Ada Lovelace Institute and co-founder of Genetics Engage (https://www.geneticsengage.org/)! With over 10 years of clinical experience as a midwife, Mavis is dedicated to promoting social justice in healthcare. Her research focuses on the impact of new healthcare technologies on social inequalities. Passionate about equity in data and genomics, she addresses the broader ...
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Join us in welcoming back a familiar voice, Allison Watson, to The Genetics Podcast. We first spoke to Allison on the podcast back in October 2019 about her work in ring chromosome 20 syndrome (also known as r(20) syndrome). Allison is the Co-founder and CEO of Ring 20 Research and Support UK CIO, a patient advocacy organisation focused on awareness and research for ultra rare r(20) syndrome epilepsy. Tune in as she tells us about ...
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Welcome to Episode 135 of The Genetics Podcast, where we welcome Dr. Ingrid Holm, an Associate in Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital and a Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. Ingrid is passionate about integrating newborn screening programs to healthcare systems. She was the co-investigator on the original BabySeq study and is now co-leading a new study — BabySeq2: Bringing equity to genomic sequencing in newborn...
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In episode 134, we welcome fellow genetics podcaster Kira Dineen. Kira is most widely known for her award winning podcast, DNA Today, as well as producing a number of other health and science podcasts. Now running for more than 10 years, DNA Today is the winner of the 2020, 2021, and 2022 Best Science and Medicine Podcast Awards. When not podcasting, Kira works as a Prenatal Genetic Counsellor at Maternal Foetal Care in Connecticut...
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Join us as we welcome Dr. Emma Magavern to The Genetics Podcast! In addition to being a medical doctor with an English Literature degree, Dr. Magovern is a Clinical Research Fellow at the Centre of Clinical Pharmacology and Precision Medicine at Queen Mary, Barts, and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry. Emma also works closely with East London Genes and Health, a program dedicated to increasing engagement in a community th...
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In this episode, we are excited to welcome George Church, Professor at Harvard Medical School and MIT, and Co-founder of Eugit Therapeutics, Colossal Biosciences, Arrived AI, and eGenesis. He is also the Director of PersonalGenomes.org, the world's only open-access information hub for human genomic, environmental, and trait data, as well as an IARPA BRAIN Project and the NIH Center for Excellence in Genomic Science. If that weren’t...
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In this episode, we welcome Jake Rubens, a seasoned genomic science entrepreneur and co-founder of Quotient Therapeutics. Tune in to hear Jake discuss the potential of somatic genomics (genes that are present in any cell in the body except for germline cells) in therapeutic development. As the founder of several companies, including Tessera and Sana Therapeutics, Jake offers his unique perspective on the advantages of utilising ins...
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Join us as we welcome back Dr. Veera Rajagopal, a discovery scientist at Regeneron with an interest in human genetics and drug target discovery in neuroscience and psychiatry. If you’re a regular listener of The Genetics Podcast, you are likely familiar with Dr. Veera’s annual round-up episodes. This year, we are excited to announce quarterly episodes with Dr. Veera, where he and Patrick walk you through the latest developments in ...
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In this episode, Patrick welcomes Jean Swidler, the Founder, Executive Director, and Chair of End the Legacy. End the Legacy is a patient-led organization dedicated to articulating and supporting the needs and interests of the genetic ALS and FTD communities. If you are interested in patient advocacy or keen on learning about recent therapeutic developments for those with neurodegenerative conditions, you will want to listen to thi...
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Join us as we welcome two familiar faces, Dr. James Beck, Chief Scientific Officer at Parkinson's Foundation, and Dr. Ignacio “Nacho” Mata, Professor at the Cleveland Clinic and Coordinator of the Latin America Research consortium on the Genetics of PD (LARGE-PD). This pair first appeared on Episode 69 of The Genetics Podcast in September 2021 to discuss the genetics of Parkinson’s disease (PD) and the future of precision medicin...
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In this episode, Patrick is joined by Dr. Mazen Noureddin, Professor of Medicine and Transplant Hepatologist at Houston Methodist Hospital. Mazen also leads the Houston Research Institute and Houston Liver Institute, and he previously established the Fatty Liver Program at Cedars-Sinai. Known internationally for his expertise in non-invasive testing and biomarkers for metabolic dysfunction-associated steatohepatitis (MASH, previous...
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In this episode, we welcome Julia Taravella, Executive Director of Rare Trait Hope Fund. She founded the organisation 11 years ago when her two children were diagnosed with aspartylglucosaminuria (AGU), an ultra-rare, autosomal recessive, and fatal neurodevelopmental disease. Tune in to learn about her goals for developing a gene therapy cure for the disease, her experiences as a mother raising two children with a terminal illness,...
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This week, we’re joined by Lord James O’Shaughnessy, Member of the House of Lords (UK), and Senior Partner at Newmarket Strategy. In May 2023, Lord O’Shaughnessy led and published a government-commissioned review into the UK clinical trials process, producing key recommendations for policy improvements in R&D innovation. He and Patrick discuss his experience as the Minister in charge of leading the National Health Service through ...
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On Rare Disease Day, we’re joined by John Matthews, Chief Medical Officer at ReCode Therapeutics. John and Patrick discuss how ReCode is using lipid nanoparticle technologies to revolutionise delivery of novel mRNA and gene correction therapies to Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD) and cystic fibrosis patients. Listen in to find out how ReCode and Sano are collaborating to offer eligible patients free genetic testing to better unde...
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