Episode 9

EP 9 Conversation with Gencove CEO & Human Genetics Researcher Joe Pickrell


July 16th, 2019

35 mins 45 secs

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About this Episode

Human Genetics Researcher Joe Pickrell is the CEO of Gencove who offer low-pass sequencing technology which is both cost-efficient and provides highly accurate variant calls across the whole genome. Having trained as a statistical geneticist, Joe discusses his early work with Jonathan Pritchard, developer of Structure and his work at the New York Genome Center to reduce the cost of whole-genome sequencing using computational methods such as imputation. This interesting discussion covers a range of topics from low-pass sequencing to eQTL to the ways in which modern humans are still evolving.