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Large scale genomic analyses of complex traits in human populations.

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Host: Anne Ferguson-Smith

My group works on understanding the effect of genetic determinants of variation in complex traits in healthy human populations. In my talk I will first present general principles and advances in unravelling the genetic architecture of complex, and our efforts to advance understanding on the role of rare variation through whole-genome sequencing studies. I will then focus on our work in haematopoiesis, or the formation of blood cellular elements, which represents a paradigm of stem cell biology and development.I will discuss efforts to discover and characterize the consequences of genetic variation in human blood cells. I will then describe ongoing work in my team to correlate genetic variation in human healthy populations with variation in cellular and molecular traits including gene expression through RNA sequencing and methylation data. Among the data presented, are initial results from the BLUEPRINT project (http://www.blueprint-epigenome.eu/), which is generating deep genetic, transcriptomic and epigenetic maps of several human blood elements.

This talk is part of the Genetics Seminar series.

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