#ASHG2013 Platform and Poster abstract tag-clouds

With more than 6000 scientists (genetics, bioinformatics, clinicians, statistics, genetic counselor...) and more than 200 companies at Boston for this year's American Society for Human Genetics conference, there is a lot of great science to catch up on. Very quickly, I just pulled out the selected platform talk abstracts, and the poster abstracts (too many [...]


AGBT 2013 Saturday sessions

Plenary Session: Genomic Technologies Len Pennacchio, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Chair -- could not take notes on some of the talks and afternoon session 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Rebecca Leary, Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center “Personalized Approaches to Non-invasive Cancer Detection” - personalized analysis of rearranged ends (PARE)-identify structural alterations in solid tumors - [...]

AGBT 2013 Friday sessions

Plenary Session:  Genomic Studies II John McPherson, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, Chair 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Steve Scherer, The Hospital for Sick Children “Whole Genome Sequencing Analysis in Autism” - Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) - high heritability, familial clustering & ~4:1 male to female bias (as many candidates on X-chr) - 100+ risk [...]

AGBT13 – Thu 2/21 Evening (Genomic Medicine) session

Concurrent Session: Genomic Medicine George Grills, Cornell University, Chair 7:30 p.m. – 7:50 p.m. * Olivier Elemento, Weill Cornell Medical College “Clonal Architecture and Tumor Evolution in Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphomas” - DLBCL - 25k patients / yr in US; treated with immunochemotherapy (60% cured, 40% relapse) - HTS (PCR + MiSeq) of VDJ [...]

AGBT13 – Thu 2/21 Afternoon session

Missed out on a talk and parts of others (and internet was so poor!): Plenary Session: Clinical Genomics II Sharon Plon, Baylor College of Medicine, Chair 2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Stephen Kingsmore, Children’s Mercy Hospital “Two Year Experience of Pediatric Genomic Medicine at a Large Children’s Hospital” - In genetic diseases, genome sequence is [...]

AGBT13 – Thu 2/21 Morning session

Plenary Session: Clinical Genomics I Heidi Rehm, Partners Healthcare Center for Personalized Genetic Medicine, Chair -- useful collection of links by @nextgenseek - agbt-2013-first-day-link-roundup -- AGBT13 stories (updated twice daily based on tweets) 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Russ Altman, Stanford University “Pharmacogenomics (PG) in the Era of Genome Sequencing” Founder of Personalis, and I [...]

What to expect at AGBT 2013

Things seem to be a lot smoother with AGBT this year (last year, it was all booked within minutes of registration online)! I heard that one year the meeting agenda was not known until people got the registration materials on-site. Although not all titles are available for the 2013 AGBT, it makes for an interesting [...]