Episode 57

Precision Pioneers EP 1: Variant Bio CSO Kaja Wasik on the power of human genetic diversity in drug development


March 3rd, 2021

51 mins 7 secs

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About this Episode

This week Patrick is joined by Dr Kaja Wasik, CSO and co-founder of Variant Bio. Prior to Variant Bio, Kaja co-founded Gencove, a spin-out from the New York Genome Center and an innovator in low-pass whole genome sequencing and imputation. In this episode Patrick and Kaja discuss Variant Bio's approach to using human genetic data for novel drug development and their model for engaging deeply with communities who donate genetic samples and offer a share in the companies revenues.

This is the first episode in a mini-series on 'Precision Pioneers' - stay tuned for more episodes in this area.