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The Primer on Medical and Population Genetics is a series of informal weekly discussions of basic genetics topics that relate to human populations and disease. Experts from across the Broad Institute community give in-depth introductions to the basic principles of complex trait genetics, including human genetic variation, genotyping, DNA sequencing methods, statistics, data analysis, and more.

Videos of these sessions are made freely available for viewing here and are geared toward a wide audience that includes research technicians, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and established investigators just entering the field.

For more information, please visit:

-Program in Medical Population Genetics (http://www.broadinstitute.org/node/224/)
-Primer videos (http://www.broadinstitute.org/node/1339/)

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The Primer on Medical and Population Genetics is a series of informal weekly discussions of basic genetics topics that relate to human populations and disease. Experts from across the Broad Institute community give in-depth introductions to the basic principles of complex trait genetics, including human genetic variation, genotyping, DNA sequencing methods, statistics, data analysis, and more.

Videos of these sessions are made freely available for viewing here and are geared toward a wide audience that includes research technicians, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and established investigators just entering the field.

For more information, please visit:

-Program in Medical Population Genetics (http://www.broadinstitute.org/node/224/)
-Primer videos (http://www.broadinstitute.org/node/1339/)

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    MPG Primers Introduction

    MPG Primers Introduction

    Cardiologist Christopher Newton-Cheh offers an introduction to the Primer in Medical and Population Genetics series. As Newton-Cheh explains, these hour-long talks cover basic topics relevant to medical and population genetics by speakers drawn from across the Broad as well as the larger scientific community. The target audience includes technicians, grad students, postdocs and established investigators just entering the field of complex trait genetics with the goal of bringing all up to speed on basic principles of human genetic variation, genotyping and sequencing methods, statistics, and analysis.

    -Program in Medical and Population Genetics (http://www.broadinstitute.org/node/224/)

    • 4 min
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    Introduction to complex trait genetics

    Introduction to complex trait genetics

    The Primer on Medical and Population Genetics is a series of informal weekly discussions of basic genetics topics that relate to human populations and disease. Experts from across the Broad Institute community give in-depth introductions to the basic principles of complex trait genetics, including human genetic variation, genotyping, DNA sequencing methods, statistics, data analysis, and more.

    Videos of these sessions are made freely available for viewing here and are geared toward a wide audience that includes research technicians, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and established investigators just entering the field.

    If you'd like more information about the primers, or have suggestions for future topics, contact the seminar series organizer Chris Newton-Cheh via mpg_primer@broadinstitute.org.

    • 49 min
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    Statistical common sense and common pitfalls

    Statistical common sense and common pitfalls

    The Primer on Medical and Population Genetics is a series of informal weekly discussions of basic genetics topics that relate to human populations and disease. Experts from across the Broad Institute community give in-depth introductions to the basic principles of complex trait genetics, including human genetic variation, genotyping, DNA sequencing methods, statistics, data analysis, and more.

    Videos of these sessions are made freely available for viewing here and are geared toward a wide audience that includes research technicians, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and established investigators just entering the field.

    If you'd like more information about the primers, or have suggestions for future topics, contact the seminar series organizer Chris Newton-Cheh via mpg_primer@broadinstitute.org.

    • 49 min
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    Genetic variation, LD, HapMap and beyond

    Genetic variation, LD, HapMap and beyond

    The Primer on Medical and Population Genetics is a series of informal weekly discussions of basic genetics topics that relate to human populations and disease. Experts from across the Broad Institute community give in-depth introductions to the basic principles of complex trait genetics, including human genetic variation, genotyping, DNA sequencing methods, statistics, data analysis, and more.

    Videos of these sessions are made freely available for viewing here and are geared toward a wide audience that includes research technicians, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and established investigators just entering the field.

    If you'd like more information about the primers, or have suggestions for future topics, contact the seminar series organizer Chris Newton-Cheh via mpg_primer@broadinstitute.org.

    • 1 hr 19 min
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    Data processing and analysis of genetic variation using next-generation sequencing

    Data processing and analysis of genetic variation using next-generation sequencing

    The Primer on Medical and Population Genetics is a series of informal weekly discussions of basic genetics topics that relate to human populations and disease. Experts from across the Broad Institute community give in-depth introductions to the basic principles of complex trait genetics, including human genetic variation, genotyping, DNA sequencing methods, statistics, data analysis, and more.

    Videos of these sessions are made freely available for viewing here and are geared toward a wide audience that includes research technicians, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and established investigators just entering the field.

    If you'd like more information about the primers, or have suggestions for future topics, contact the seminar series organizer Chris Newton-Cheh via mpg_primer@broadinstitute.org.

    • 53 min
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    Phenotype Definition (with tales from psychiatry)

    Phenotype Definition (with tales from psychiatry)

    The Primer on Medical and Population Genetics is a series of informal weekly discussions of basic genetics topics that relate to human populations and disease. Experts from across the Broad Institute community give in-depth introductions to the basic principles of complex trait genetics, including human genetic variation, genotyping, DNA sequencing methods, statistics, data analysis, and more.

    Videos of these sessions are made freely available for viewing here and are geared toward a wide audience that includes research technicians, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and established investigators just entering the field.

    If you'd like more information about the primers, or have suggestions for future topics, contact the seminar series organizer Chris Newton-Cheh via mpg_primer@broadinstitute.org.

    • 44 min

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