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Webinar: Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Seminar – ‘Participant powered research: How direct to consumer genetic testing can help us understand COVID-19 host genetics’

September 8, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Presented by: Adam Auton, DPhil, VP, Human Genetics, 23andMe

About the seminar: Since its foundation in 2006, 23andMe has worked to help people access, understand, and benefit from the human genome. By enabling people to participate in scientific research, 23andMe has developed the world’s largest consented, re-contactable database for genetic research, with more than 11 million customers, a research consent rate over 80%, and billions of phenotypic data points. In this talk, I will provide an overview of research studies conducted at 23andMe, and outline how we engage our customers in our research. I will discuss the power of the 23andMe database driving scientific discoveries that could lead to novel therapies in a wide range of diseases. Finally, I will illustrate the power of this research model for answering questions around COVID-19 host genetics

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Passcode to enter seminar:  013520

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Dial In:  929-205-6099

Meeting ID:  967 8647 5339


September 8
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
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Department of Public Health Sciences
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