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Pharmacogenomics: Barriers and Opportunities to Implementation
Dr. Ronald Leopold discusses implementation of pharmacogenomic screening in the healthcare industry. The conversation explores barriers to pharmacogenomic (PGx) program adoption, the future of precision medicine, and a paradigm shift away from reimbursement to value-based healthcare.
The Impact of Pharmacogenomics on Precision Medicine
Why does a medication effectively “cure” one patient while having little to no effect, or worse, an adverse effect, on another? The answer may be found in our genome. Pharmacogenomics research aims to understand how genetic variations affect responses to medications, and can provide vital information for physicians as they choose a therapy regimen and prescribe dosage. Dr. Howard McLeod shares his thoughts on pharmacogenomics and the future of precision medicine.
Metagenomics in the Time of Covid-19: Emerging Pathogens
Robert Schlaberg and Lauge Farnaes from IdByDNA join us to talk about the evolution of metagenomics technology. The is the second half of their interview, where the focus shifts towards the application of metagenomics in facing the threat of emerging pathogens
Metagenomics in the Time of Covid-19: Clinical Metagenomics
Robert Schlaberg and Lauge Farnaes from IdByDNA join us in a two-part interview to talk about the evolution of metagenomics technology. In the first part of this interview, the discussion focuses on the application of metagenomics on infectious diseases in the clinical realm.
Genomic Surveillance and Testing for SARS-CoV-2
Christopher Mason from Weill Cornell Medicine discusses his multifaceted approach to the urgent need for testing when the COVID-19 pandemic broke out in early 2020. Chris also discusses finding from a paper that was published in Nature Communications this year, entitled “Shotgun transcriptome, spatial omics, and isothermal profiling of SARS-CoV-2 infection reveals unique host responses, viral diversification, and drug interactions.” (https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-021-21361-7).
Exploring the Genomic Diversity of Africa
Although Africa is the continent with the highest amount of genetic diversity, it is underrepresented in global genomic databases. H3Africa is one of several initiatives, founded in 2010, that responded to the challenge of narrowing this gap. To discuss their efforts at H3Africa, we are joined by Zané Lombard Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, and Neil Hanchard at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX.
I love this podcast. It brings genomic breakthrough science to life and makes it approachable to the public.
Well done and informative!
I am a Sr clinical scientist in a molecular diagnostics oncology laboratory and I LOVE podcasts. This is the best podcast, in my opinion, on the topic of genomics (my favorite followed by true crime and personal finance!) Dr. Bromann at Illumina is doing a great job keeping it interesting, relatable, and bringing on really accomplished guests who share their work and stories.
If you have an interest in healthcare and genomics, I highly recommend!