October 2019 Review with Nathan and Laura: Prime Editing, Vertex Win, and ASHG


Laura Hercher, Host, The Beagle Has Landed

Nathan Pearson, Genomicist; Founder, Root Deep Insight


0:00 How prime is Prime Editing?

9:50 The Inscripta move

18:18 The Vertex win

22:16 Can 'Medicare for All' preserve a system of innovation?

30:06 Ancestry.com’s move into health

41:50 CCR5 retraction; mitochondrial Eve

48:10 Was Ewan Birney et al blog on race and genetics helpful?

Our Halloween show this year summarizing October’s genomics news has more tricks and treats than spooks and scares. It’s Nathan and Laura back to sift through a big month of happenings from the cool CRISPR upgrade to Inscripta’s bold move in gene editing to Ancestry.com’s shift into health testing.

It’s all here, right now, on Mendelspod.