Joel Dudley, Co-Author, Director of Biomedical Informatics, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine Bio and Contact Info
Listen (1:46) The bet on computation and genomics at Mt. Sinai Hospital
Listen (2:32) A new handbook, Exploring Personal Genomics
Listen (6:34) Who is the audience for the book?
Listen (4:05) What did you learn from the project?
Listen (3:25) How can the book help clinicians?
Listen (6:58) NuMedii and drug repurposing
One of the major obstacles to personalized medicine is that today's generation of clinicians are not up on the latest in genomics. Today's guest is a rising star in the world of genomic medicine who has written a book to address this issue. Coming from Atul Butte's lab at Stanford, then co-founding a company to commercialize algorithms for repurposing drugs, Joel Dudley is now working with Eric Schadt at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York. Joel was an author on one of the first papers to interpret a genome which put him on the front lines of genomic medicine. He's now taken this journey as a genomics hacker and put it into a handbook with co-author Konrad Karczewski, "Exploring Personal Genomics."
The book reviews the various sequencing technologies as well as the emerging bioinformatics platforms for analyzing the sequence data. Though full of technical detail and many images, some of which have never been seen in print, the two authors aimed for an audience such as clinicians who don't know that much about informatics or "Google and Facebook hackers" with little knowledge of biology. "We wanted to make it as accessible as possible," says Dudley in the interview, "but what we did not want it to be was a stuffy textbook . . . that would only be given out at universities."
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