Professor David Rand, Brown University – “Genes and Environment in Evolution and Disease: Common features from our different genomes.”
April 6, 2017 | 3:45 PM – 5:15 PM | Druckenmiller Hall, Room 020
The human genome projects have sought to identify the mutations causing human disease, but results reveal that genome wide association studies have failed to uncover much of the genetic basis of complex traits. Moreover, new technologies for curing mitochondrial diseases will generate âthree-parent babiesâ. These questions highlight the importance of epistasis and GxE in a variety of questions from evolution to medicine. Dr. Rand addresses these questions using different strains and species of Drosophila, employing quantitative genetic, genomic and transcriptomic approaches.