Originally Aired: February 24, 2021
Time: 11:00 am PT, 2:00 pm ET, 20:00 CET

Welcome to the inaugural episode of CLINICAL OMICs Live, an online show featuring candid conversations with pioneers and thought leaders at the forefront of genomic medicine.

In this episode, we welcome Dr. Euan Ashley, a leading medical geneticist at Stanford University, to discuss his new book, The Genome Odyssey. A cardiologist by training, Dr. Ashley has been at the leading edge of genomic medicine for more than a decade. He led the team that conducted arguably the first in-depth interpretation of a full genome sequence. He’s a co-founder of Personalis and other companies.

We’ll talk about advances in genome analysis and interpretation, the real-world implementation of genomic medicine, the application of AI in the clinic, and much, much more.

FROM OUR SPONSOR: Our vision at Fabric Genomics is to make it possible for every patient to receive genomics-driven precision medicine. We enable clinicians to deliver precision medicine by giving them tools to quickly and accurately interpret genomic data. Our goal with Fabric Enterprise is to democratize access to the expertise of leading geneticists such as Dr. Ashley by incorporating knowledge from multiple disciplines and sources into software that can be used broadly and end the diagnostic odysseys for more patients.


Dr. Euan Ashley (Stanford University) 

Born in Scotland, Euan Ashley took his medical training at the Universities of Glasgow and Oxford before moving to Stanford University, where he trained in cardiology. His group is focused on the science of precision medicine. In 2010, he led the team that carried out the first clinical interpretation of a human genome (Stephen Quake). His team also conducted the first whole-genome molecular autopsy. Genome sequencing is now routinely applied to the diagnosis of patients at Stanford hospital, where Dr. Ashley directs the Clinical Genome Program and the Center for Inherited Cardiovascular Disease. He is the co-founder of three companies: Personalis, Deepcell, and SVExa. In 2018 he received the American Heart Association Medal of Honor for Genomic and Precision Medicine, and the following year he was named Associate Dean of Stanford. Euan’s new book, The Genome Odyssey, is published by Celadon Books. A father of three, in his “spare” time Euan tries to understand American football, plays the saxophone, and conducts research on the health benefits of single malt whisky.

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Euan Ashley

Euan Ashley, MD, PhD
Professor of
Cardiovascular Medicine, Genetics,
Biomedical Data Science, Pathology
Stanford University

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