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 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'.
September 30th, 2020 | 40 mins 30 secs
Chief Executive Officer of Health Data Research UK Caroline Cake joins Patrick to talk about accelerating medical research through health data science
September 16th, 2020 | 38 mins 4 secs
book, cancer, kat arney, rebel cell
Kat Arney returns to the podcast to discuss her new book ‘Rebel Cell’, which takes an evolutionary look at cancer.
EP 45 Steff Di Pardo on Ankylosing Spondylitis and Instagram as a support network for health communities
September 2nd, 2020 | 23 mins 22 secs
ankylosing spondylitis, chronic health, health
This week we talk to Steff Di Pardo, a patient advocate and writer who has Ankylosing Spondylitis - which is a chronic autoimmune disease. She talks about the long road to diagnosis, how she started opening up about her condition to friends and family on Facebook, and her decision to bring her refreshing honesty to a wider audience with her blog, Totally Chronic.
EP 44 Bringing preventive health to 8 billion people: Peter Würtz from Nightingale Health on their pioneering blood testing platform
August 19th, 2020 | 39 mins 28 secs
We talk to Peter about their work with the UK Biobank, including recent research that shows their blood test could be used predict severe COVID19 well before onset of symptoms.
EP 43 Diversity in clinical research and COVID19's impact on people with immune conditions with Dr Sonya Abraham.
August 5th, 2020 | 43 mins 23 secs
Sonya Abraham is a clinical senior lecturer in rheumatology and a research physician at Imperial College London. We talk to her about BAME representation in clinical research and about her rheumatology research, including the role of the microbiome, and what COVID19 researchers can learn from existing rheumatology research.
EP 42 Tapoka Mkandawire on the gut microbiome, neglected tropical diseases, and the power of citizen science
July 29th, 2020 | 33 mins 51 secs
Tapoka Mkandawire is a PhD student in parasitology & genomics at the Wellcome Sanger Institute. She studies neglected tropical diseases, which affect hundreds of millions of people worldwide but aren't that well known in the UK.