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How The UK Biobank Exemplifies the Democratization of Science

Training & Development Committee member Chris Nowak interviewed Tim Frayling, PhD, about the role of big data in genetics. May 2016 The UK Biobank offers a unique open access resource with records of 500,000 people aged 40-69 years who, between 2006-2010, underwent detailed measurements, including genotyping, biochemical tests and lifestyle questionnaires, and who have been followed up... Read More

Meet the Trainee Leader, Jeenah Park, PhD

TDC member Emily Olfson interviews Jeenah Park, PhD, Trainee Representative to the ASHG Information & Education Committee. May 2016 ASHG: Tell us a bit about yourself. Dr. Park: I received my BS degree in Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology and my Master’s degree in Education at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). I taught high school... Read More

“The Twins Study”: How Space Affects the Human Body

TDC member Doug Dluzen interviews Christopher Mason, PhD, on the genetics and epigenetics of space travel. February 2016 One of the most exciting research endeavors in human genetics isn’t happening entirely on Earth. Instead, you will have to look up towards the International Space Station (ISS). Astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly, identical twin brothers, are... Read More

Meet the Trainee Leader, Gorka Alkorta-Aranburu, PhD

TDC member Julie Jurgens interviews Gorka Alkorta-Aranburu, PhD, Trainee Representative to the ASHG Board of Directors. February 2016  ASHG: Tell us about yourself. Dr. Alkorta-Aranburu: I received my Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of the Basque Country in Bilbao, Spain, where I was first introduced to genetics. As my ultimate... Read More

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