“The place where the genome has really had this massive impact over the last decade has been in rare disease, and in particular patients with undiagnosed disease. They are on these medical odysseys, often for years and years, going from doctor to doctor just accumulating emotional and financial burden without answers. The genome is such a powerful tool to solve these cases.”
In this week’s episode of The G Word #sciencepodcast, our CEO Chris Wigley is joined by Dr Euan Ashley, Professor of Medicine and Genetics at Stanford University, Non-Executive Board Member at AstraZeneca and author. Euan led the team that carried out the first medical interpretation of a human genome and the first whole genome molecular autopsy and has co-founded numerous companies.
Today Euan talks about his book, ‘The Genome Odyssey,’ his group’s work on the first clinical interpretation of a human genome and his work with Personalis. He also discusses his interests during childhood and his early career.