Mendelian Randomization: The next 10 years

Speaker: George Davey Smith , University of Bristol and MRC, Integrative and Clinical Epidemiology

Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Time: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM Note: all times are in the Eastern Time Zone

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Location: Star 32-D463

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Host: Manolis Kellis

Contact: derek aylward, 6177154882,

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Reminder Subject: TALK: George Davey Smith on Mendelian Randomization

The use of genetic variants as instruments for modifiable risk factors, sometimes
called "Mendelian randomization", is now a widely used method in epidemiology. This seminar,
will speculate about ways in which Mendelian randomization may develop over the next ten
years to utilize multiple genetic variants, to further test the assumptions of the approach, to
address potential mediation by epigenetic and other "omic" processes and ultimately to move
towards hypothesis-free causality.

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