“Insights from Short-read and Long-read Whole-genome Sequencing in Autism”
Hosted by the Department of Neuroscience and the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC).
Abstract: Whole-genome sequencing enables the detection of both coding and noncoding variation and is the next leading edge genomic technology essential for understanding and providing new insights into the etiology of autism. Dr. Turner will discuss and present her lab’s analysis of short-read whole-genome sequencing data in thousands of families with autism to uncover relevant noncoding variation and their recent application of long-read sequencing to a rare family with multiple females with autism. This particular study uncovered a relevant genomic variant that was not identified in previous clinical whole-exome sequencing.
Dr. Turner is a core scientific liaison for the IDDRC at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. She will share information about her IDDRC-related roles, responsibilities, updates and projects recently implemented at Washington University.
The IDDRC Seminars for Neurodevelopmental Disorders Research brings in WashU faculty and other experts across disciplines whose research has particular implications for interventions in neurodevelopmental disorders.
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