Nadav Ahituv, assistant professor in the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco, discusses the future of genomic sequencing.
He explores the current methods for analyzing the human genome, and describes the potential benefits of knowing exactly how our DNA affects our health.
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Nadav Ahituv is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences and the Institute for Human Genetics at the University of California, San Francisco.
He received his PhD in human genetics from Tel-Aviv University working on hereditary hearing loss. He then did his postdoc, specializing in human genomics, in the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the DOE Joint Genome Institute. His current work is focused on discovering gene regulatory elements in the human genome and linking mutations within them to human disease.