Hunting for Genes: How Does a Genome-Wide Association Study Work?

On the news, we often hear that certain genes have been linked to different traits, ranging from height, to body-mass-index, to heart disease risk. Curious about how these associations are discovered?

In this course, we learned all about the science behind the studies. We learned about basic genetics and genomics and even some statistics. Check out the recordings, and thanks so much to Stephanie Yang for a fantastic class!

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