Cracking Our Genetic Code with AI

The Broad Institute is leading the way with The Human Genome Project by acquiring and doing analysis on some of the largest datasets of full gene sequences. Can we cure single mutation diseases?

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David Bernick

CISO at Broad Institute

Active in the Philly and Boston hacking scenes in the 90s. Early employee at Slashdot during the dotcom days. Several decently successful startups lead to landing in life sciences. Fell in love with the huge data and human impact. Broad promoted me to their first-ever CISO in 2019

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Puneet Batra

Director, Machine Learning at Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Puneet started by studying theoretical particle physics at Stanford. Puneet became a pioneering entrepreneur and data scientist known for building world-class teams and scalable data infrastructures. Puneet joined Broad in 2019 to tackle the next great data problems of our time.


How do you find a correlation when you have over three billion variables that could impact the outcome?
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Our data is to be shared, it just has to be shared correctly. We are fully aware that a security breach is existential.

You can look for measurements on their echocardiogram and see how large someone’s left ventricle is in their heart and compare that to their genome.
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