Synopsis: Marcella Devoto, Ph.D./Professor of Pediatrics/Division of Human Genetics/The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia/ Philadelphia, PA
Start Time: Monday, November 19, 2018 12:00 PM
End Time: Monday, November 19, 2018 1:00 PM
Location: Life Sciences Building
Address: 145 Bevier Road
Campus: Busch
Room: Auditorium
City, State, Country: Piscataway, NJ US
Fee: N/A
Speaker: Dr. Marcella Devoto
Sponsor: Department of Genetics
Category: Talk, Lecture, Seminar
Contact Name: Dr. Derek Gordon
Contact Email: gordon@dls.rutgers.edu
Contact Phone: (848) 445-3386
Additional Information: Neuroblastoma (NB) is rarer in African-Americans (AAs) than European-Americans (EAs), but AA children with NB are more frequently affected with high-risk NB, and have lower survival. GWAS performed in EAs have identified several NB loci, but only a few have been confirmed in AAs. We used different genetic approaches (including GWAS, polygenic risk score, and admixture mapping) to identify new NB loci and confirm and fine map known ones in AAs.
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