May 2018 with Nathan and Laura: The Free Exome, California Database, and Mosaicism


Guests:

Laura Hercher, Genetic Counselor, Sarah Lawrence College

Nathan Pearson, Genomicist; Founder, Root Deep Insight

Chapters:

0:00 The free exome

9:04 California’s genetic database

15:05 Mosaicism and the new Zimmer book

Nathan Pearson and Laura Hercher are back for a look over a busy month of headlines.

May took us into the era of the free genome as Geisinger planted the genomic medicine flag on an even higher peak. And did you know California was keeping a genetic database for every baby born?

Meh. . . says Laura. Every state does it. Old news.

And mosaicism is old scientific news, says Nathan, but he likes the way Carl Zimmer brings it to light in a new book. Nathan and Laura then go above and beyond with their own elucidation.

It’s our final month-in-review before the break. Happy summertime!



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