Shai Carmi: Polygenic risk scores & embryo screening — #5

Shai Carmi is Professor of Statistical and Medical Genetics at Hebrew University (Jerusalem).
Shai Carmi is Professor of Statistical and Medical Genetics at Hebrew University (Jerusalem).
 Topics and links:
  1. Shai's educational background. From statistical physics and network theory to genomics.
  2. Shai's paper on embryo selection: Schizophrenia risk. Modeling synthetic sibling genomes. Variance among sibs vs general population. RRR vs ARR, family history and elevated polygenic risk. (Link to paper: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.11.05.370478v3)
  3. Response to the ESHG opinion piece on embryo selection. https://twitter.com/ShaiCarmi/status/1487694576458481664
  4. Pleiotropy, Health Index scores.
  5. Genetic genealogy and DNA forensics. Solving cold cases, Othram, etc. (Link to paper: https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.aau4832)
  6. Healthcare in Israel. Application of PRS in adult patients.

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