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Are we there yet? Karen Miga on the Next Era of Genomics


October 22, 2019 — Santa Cruz, CA

(Photo: Karen Miga is a DNA biologist and co-lead of the telomere-to-telomere (T2T) consortium at UCSC. Source: UCSC website)

UCSC Genomics researcher Karen Miga was featured on the Mendelspod podcast, discussing the next era of genomics.

Karen Miga, DNA biologist and co-lead of the telomere-to-telomere (T2T) consortium UCSC:

“My research focuses on the genomic and epigenetic organization within human centromeres and repeat-rich regions of constitutive heterochromatin, with the goal of understanding the functional role of these sequences in cell biology and human health. To this end, I have combined experimental and computational approaches to establish sequence models for each centromere assigned gap in the human assembly, critical to advancing high-resolution sequence-based studies. Ultimately, my research is motivated by the opportunity for important advancements in genome biology and direct applications in human biomedical research.”

Listen to the podcast interview with Karen (published October 2019)


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