Episode Archive

89 episodes of The Genetics Podcast since the first episode, which aired on May 3rd, 2019.

  • EP 25: Ethics of DNA Marketplaces and Data Sharing with Dr Mahsa Shabani

    December 24th, 2019  |  36 mins 53 secs

    Patrick talks to Dr Mahsa Shabani, a researcher at the Centre for Biomedical Ethics and Law, University of Leuven. From the golden state killer to blockchain, they discuss the latest ethical issues in genetics.

  • EP 24: Diagnosis to clinical trial in 6 weeks with Gemma Stunt

    December 6th, 2019  |  43 mins 43 secs

    Dr Patrick Short talks to Gemma Stunt about her son Bertie’s diagnosis of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, how to get involved in clinical trials and what life is really like with a currently ‘incurable’ genetic condition.

  • EP 23: Microbiome in birth and health with Dr Yan Shao

    November 21st, 2019  |  34 mins 34 secs

    Our guest this week is Dr Yan Shao from The Wellcome Sanger Institute, a non-profit British genomics and genetics research institute. In this episode, Dr Shao discusses the findings from his most recent study; where he and his team found significant...

  • EP 22: Behind every data point is a person with Dr Paul Wicks

    October 29th, 2019  |  1 hr 51 secs

    Get to know a little bit more about our new scientific advisor Dr Paul Wicks. Paul has dedicated much of his career to patient-centric research and building patient communities, particularly in rare disease. Paul has spent 17 years in the digital...

  • EP 21: The Genetics of Alzheimer's with Dash Genomics and HealthLytix

    October 8th, 2019  |  38 mins 45 secs

    This week on our podcast, we speak to Xing Xu from Dash Genomics and Renee George from HealthLytix about Alzheimer's disease. Dash Genomics has partnered with HealthLytix to produce a new model that helps you understand your individual risk of...

  • EP 20: Ring Chromosome 20 Syndrome with Allison Watson

    October 4th, 2019  |  46 mins 2 secs

    In this episode Patrick Short speaks with Allison Watson the co-founder and secretary of Ring20 Research and Support UK patient organisation and the co-chair of EpiCARE’s patient advisory group. Allison discusses the Ring Chromosome 20 syndrome and...

  • EP 19: Dr Patrick Short Discusses the Personalised Genomics Industry

    September 25th, 2019  |  30 mins 52 secs

    This episode was originally recorded for CUTalks, the podcast of the Cambridge University Technology & Enterprise club. In this podcast, CEO and Co-founder Dr Patrick Short discusses the personalised genomics industry, as well as his...

  • EP 18: Elin Haf Davies: How Aparito Uses Wearables & Mobile Apps to Run Patient-Centric Clinical Trials

    September 19th, 2019  |  36 mins 3 secs

    Our guest this week is Elin Haf Davies, who is the CEO of Aparito - a technology company that focuses on patient-generated health data. Elin is also an inspirational speaker, trans-atlantic rower and pediatric nurse. In this episode we discuss...

  • EP 17: Genetics News (September 2019)

    September 10th, 2019  |  24 mins 59 secs

    Last week, the shocking story that sick migrants undergoing lifesaving care can now be deported hit the NY times - but what effect will it have on clinical trials in America? Find out in this episode of our podcast, where we discuss the top four...

  • EP 16 Policy Development and Patient Engagement for Rare Disease with Alistair Kent

    September 6th, 2019  |  1 hr 7 mins

    This week on our podcast, we speak to Alastair Kent, a world leader in policy development and patient engagement for rare disease. In this episode, we discuss how research is changing in rare conditions and what part DNA sequencing and data sharing...

  • EP 15 DNA Today host Kira Dineen discusses Genetic Counselling

    August 23rd, 2019  |  34 mins 12 secs

    This week on our podcast we speak to Kira Dineen, a genetic counsellor in training and host of DNA Today. We ask Kira what she’s learned from more than 200 hours of conversation with leading doctors and researchers in genetics, as well as some...

  • EP 14 Genetics News

    August 21st, 2019  |  29 mins 39 secs

    In this episode, we cover the latest genetics news stories including; 1) 23andMe’s plan to start collecting health data 2) New research that’s sounding alarm bells about the accuracy of genotyping tests 3) The largest-ever study of genetics and...

  • EP 13 How Eurocentricity is holding genetics back with Dr. Alicia Martin

    August 13th, 2019  |  34 mins 1 sec

    Dr. Alicia Martin, a researcher at the Massachusets General Hospital and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, discusses the issues surrounding Eurocentricity in genetics studies.

  • EP 12 Q&A: Quora's Top Genetics Questions

    August 6th, 2019  |  10 mins 55 secs

    Dr Patrick Short answers the top genetic questions on quora. Which include:  1) How reliable is the DNA testing offered by sites like Ancestry.com or 23andMe? 2) Does DNA testing for diet and fitness really work? 3) Does 23andMe...

  • EP 11 Neil Bennett, Director of Research at Action Duchenne

    July 31st, 2019  |  12 mins 37 secs

    We recently held an event bringing together charities and patient registries to help them take the next step in doing genetic research. One of our speakers was Neil Bennett, the Director of Research at Action Duchenne and he discussed how they set up...

  • EP 10 Eric Topol on how Machine Learning & AI can Contribute to the Future of Healthcare

    July 23rd, 2019  |  38 mins 23 secs

    We had the pleasure of speaking with Dr Eric Topol, author of ‘The Patient Will See You Now’ and ‘Deep Medicine’. Eric has had an incredible career which has been largely focused on researching cardiovascular disease and heart attacks, both of...