The Analytic and Translational Genetics Unit is a new Unit within the Department of Medicine. Our overall mission is to focus on the interpretation of individual genome sequence data for both the discovery of the genetic underpinnings of human disease and for the development of paradigms by which individuals' genome sequence can be effectively integrated into clinical decision making. More about ATGU...
Letter of Response to Skafidas et al. (2012)
Several members of ATGU and the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium contributed to a response to "Predicting the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder using gene pathway analysis" (Skafidas et al. 2012). The authors discuss the letter in a Genomes Unzipped blog post.
Ben Neale discusses shared genetic risk factors for psychiatric disease
The Psychiatric Genomics Consortium recently published a Cross Disorder Group analysis in the Lancet (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23453885). Ben Neale discusses these findings and their relevance to autism spectrum disorders on the Simons Foundation website: http://sfari.org/news-and-opinion/blog/2013/guest-blog-shared-genetic-risk
WGSA and IBD Meetings are open to the MGH Community
Two of ATGU's weekly meetings are now open to the MGH community. Whole Genome Sequencing and Analysis (WGSA) meetings, led by Ben Neale, take place Wednesdays at 1PM. Inflammatory Bowel Disease meetings meetings take place Fridays at 2PM. Both meetings are held in our new space on the 6th floor of the Richard B. Simches Research Center.
Gerstner Family Foundation gift supports groundbreaking effort in ADHD
Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. has pledged $4.6 million through the Gerstner Family Foundation to launch a bold new program focused on genomic studies of ADHD. More information is available here.
There are a number of Faculty, Post-doctoral and computational staff positions available in ATGU. Please contact Elizabeth Luise for more information.