Episode Archive

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

  • 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...

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

    July 16th, 2019  |  35 mins 45 secs

    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...

  • EP 8 Dr Sonya Abraham on biologics, arthritis and the gut microbiome

    July 9th, 2019  |  17 mins 34 secs

    Sano Genetics CEO Dr Patrick Short interviews Dr Sonya Abraham, a researcher at Imperial College, London who looks at different conditions like arthritis and psoriasis to discuss biological therapies (or biologics) and how the gut microbiome affects...

  • EP 7 Impute.me creator Lasse Folkersen discusses his passion project

    July 2nd, 2019  |  28 mins 32 secs

    Lasse Folkersen discusses how he started impute.me as a passion project, out of sheer curiosity to understand his own genes and to help others with the same intention and as a result, he has now sequenced his entire living family. We discuss...

  • EP 6 The Phlebotomist Depicts a Dystopian Future Governed by DNA Testing

    June 18th, 2019  |  26 mins 19 secs

    The Phlebotomist is a play written by Ella Road which imagines a future where your genetic rating influences every aspect of your life and is determined through a single blood test. We spoke with Ella to find out about her inspiration and the cross...

  • EP 5 Could Weed Killer Cure This Rare Disease (Alkaptonuria)?

    June 11th, 2019  |  26 mins 25 secs

    We talk to Nick Sireau (co-founder of Findacure and chairman of the AKU society) about his two sons, who were both born with Alkaptonuria which is an ultra-rare genetic condition that causes the bone's surface to turn black and corrode. Nick...

  • EP 4 The Genetics of Depression

    May 30th, 2019  |  27 mins 4 secs

    Dr Cathryn Lewis is a highly regarded Professor of Genetic Epidemiology and Statistics at King's College London. Previously in her career Dr Lewis significantly contributed to research on the breast cancer genes BRA1 and BRCA2. She now leads the...

  • EP 3 A Diet Which Helps You Fit in Your Genes

    May 17th, 2019  |  29 mins 45 secs

    Dr Giles Yeo is a geneticist at the University of Cambridge, a public speaker, TV presenter and the brilliant author behind Gene Eating. We sit down to speak with Giles about how our genetics influence our diet and our behaviour towards food. 

  • EP 2 What One Man Learnt From Over 300 DNA Tests

    May 8th, 2019  |  32 mins 7 secs

    Is Craig one of the most thoroughly DNA tested people on the planet? Quite possibly, but one thing's for sure, his company (dnatestingchoice.com) know a thing or two about a good DNA test. This fascinating discussion with Craig Macpherson explores the...

  • EP 1 Who are Sano Genetics?

    May 3rd, 2019  |  2 mins 23 secs

    If you're wondering who are Sano Genetics, we're going to tell you! We're an ethical genetics research platform who value transparency and patient-centric research. In this episode, Patrick Short (CEO) discusses our platform, our current research...