Exploring all things genetics. Cambridge University Alumnus and current CEO of Sano Genetics Dr Patrick Short analyses the science, interviews the experts and helps share the stories of people who have been personally affected by genetic conditions. To take part in the latest research studies mentioned in this podcast please visit sanogenetics.com/research
Precision Pioneers EP 7: Dr Vineeta Agarwala on investing in the future of precision medicine at the a16z bio fund
June 7th, 2021 | 46 mins 7 secs
Can the speed and success of COVID-19 trials teach us how to run other trials 5x faster going forward?
Precision Pioneers EP 6: Chief Medical Officer at ASC Therapeutics, Oscar Segurado, on the break-through application of CRISPR gene editing to treat haemophilia
May 19th, 2021 | 48 mins 22 secs
What have gene editing and gene therapies got to do with rockets and satellites?
Precision Pioneers EP 5: Alnylam's Josh Friedman on developing precision medicines for the 'silent killer' NASH/NAFLD
May 5th, 2021 | 34 mins 28 secs
On this episode of the podcast, Patrick is joined by Josh Friedman, Senior Director of Research at Alnylam Pharmaceuticals.
Precision Pioneers EP 4: Geneticist and Harvard professor, Robert Green on accelerating implementation of genomic medicine
April 21st, 2021 | 49 mins 21 secs
On this episode of the podcast Patrick is joined by Robert Green, a geneticist, Professor of Medicine at Harvard, and Director of the Preventive Genomics Clinic at Brigham Health, whose work centers around accelerating evidence based implementation of genomic medicine.
Precision Pioneers EP 3: CEO of Faze Medicines, Phil Vickers on 'Running toward challenges' in precision medicine development
April 7th, 2021 | 57 mins 6 secs
Continuing with our mini series of Precision Pioneers, Patrick is joined by Phil Vickers, President and CEO at Faze Medicines. Phil discusses his career, including his time with companies such as Merck and Shire Pharmaceuticals.
Precision Pioneers EP 2 - Aristea Therapeutics CMO Nihar Bhakta on developing precision medicines for both common and rare diseases
March 25th, 2021 | 55 mins 31 secs
This week Patrick talks to Nihar Bhakta as part of our series of ‘Precision Pioneers’. Dr Bhakta specialises in precision medicine and in this episode they focus on his work developing precision medicines for both common and rare diseases.
Precision Pioneers EP1 - Variant Bio CSO Kaja Wasik on the power of human genetic diversity in drug development
March 3rd, 2021 | 51 mins 7 secs
This week Patrick is joined by Dr Kaja Wasik, CSO and co-founder of Variant Bio
February 17th, 2021 | 52 mins 34 secs
On this episode, Patrick is joined by Jason Mellad, CEO and Co-Founder at Start Codon, a healthcare startup accelerator that helps develop healthcare startups.
February 3rd, 2021 | 35 mins 21 secs
caroline craven, girl with ms, ms, multiple sclerosis, patient advocacy
This week we talk to ‘The Girl With MS’, Caroline Craven. A Multiple Sclerosis patient advocate, Caroline has written thousands of blog posts about her journey with the condition to help others manage MS as well.
Ep 54 Genetic testing, breaking down stigma, and supporting people with Familial ALS with Daniel Barvin
January 20th, 2021 | 41 mins 30 secs
In this episode of the Genetics Podcast we’re joined by Daniel Barvin, an ALS advocate whose family is affected by Familial ALS, specifically the genetic variant C9orf72.
EP 53 Predictions and trends to watch for the year ahead with Jane Theaker, Phillip Beer, and Jason Mellad
January 14th, 2021 | 41 mins 37 secs
This first episode of 2021 sees host Patrick Short talk to three insightful guests about their predictions for research and medicine in the year ahead. In this compilation episode, Patrick talks to Jane Theaker, Phillip Beer and Jason Mellad, each experts in their field.
EP 52 Population-scale viral sequencing with Dr Jeff Barrett, Lead Statistical Geneticist for COG-UK
December 9th, 2020 | 39 mins 18 secs
Patrick and Jeff discuss COG-UK's sequencing operation that is tracking viral spread around the UK, how to identify super spreader events from virus data, what is known about re-infection from COVID19, and results from the vaccine trials and what the next year may hold.
November 26th, 2020 | 48 mins 10 secs
Patrick and Jennifer discuss the history of the Alberta's Tomorrow Project, its goals for the future, and the role Covid will continue to play including with research studies that are not directly associated with the disease.
EP 50 Dr Barry Singer, the MS doctor who is using technology to connect with patients and scale his impact
November 11th, 2020 | 45 mins 31 secs
Dr Barry Singer is a neurologist who specialises in multiple sclerosis, he is also the host of MS Living Well, a podcast that deals with living with multiple sclerosis. In 2007 Dr Singer created the website MS living well as a resource centre for patients looking to find information about the disease.
October 29th, 2020 | 45 mins 29 secs
Patrick and Dr Daphne Martschenko discuss the history of IQ testing, how genome-wide association analysis and polygenic risk scores are being applied to education, and the ethical issues surrounding gene editing technologies.
October 14th, 2020 | 51 mins 2 secs
Seb Tucknott is an author and patient advocate who was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in 2008. Seb joins the podcast to discuss how to view the healthcare system from an outsider's perspective, making lifestyle changes, and his 2019 book 'Tipping the Balance'.