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PNRI’s Science Matters Seminar

March 22, 2023

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Elizabeth G. Atkinson, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular & Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine ill discuss how gene discovery has revolutionized medical genetics, but gaps remain in the understanding of complex disorders in minority populations, in particular “admixed” groups of mixed ancestry. Admixed populations are systematically excluded from genomic studies due largely to the lack of analytic approaches that can account for their genomic diversity. Dr. Atkinson’s group bridges this concerning gap in research space by developing novel statistical methods and computational tools to facilitate the study of polygenic traits in admixed people, bettering our understanding of complex trait genetics in diverse populations who have so far been underserved.


March 22
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm




Pacific Northwest Research Institute
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