About the show

Exploring all things genetics. Dr Patrick Short, University of Cambridge alumnus and CEO of Sano Genetics, analyses the science, interviews the experts, and discusses the latest findings and breakthroughs in genetic research. To find out more about Sano Genetics and its mission to accelerate the future of precision medicine visit: www.sanogenetics.com

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  • 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...

  • 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...