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Computationally Yours

Computationally Yours

By Sabah Kadri and Arshi Arora

(n-1) things to explore and discuss about Computational Biology. Join us as we converse about everything computational in the biomedical sciences and beyond. #accessibleScience
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S2Ep6: Remote Work

Computationally YoursMay 11, 2021

S2Ep6: Remote Work
May 11, 202126:52
S2Ep5: Variants in Viruses

S2Ep5: Variants in Viruses

In this episode, hosts Dr. Sabah Kadri and Arshi Arora talk about variants in viruses - what are these variants, how are they created, how do we detect them and how normal is it for viruses to evolve into new variants. We also discuss their lineage and phylogeny which plays an important role in naming these variants. We use the examples of SARS-CoV-2 and 1918-1919 Influenza pandemic to discuss these topics.

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Episode 21: Bioinformatics - What you should know
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Episode 20: Our professional journeys
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Ep19: Clinical Bioinformatics: Behind the scenes (Exclusive episode)
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Episode 18: Flavors of Computational Biology
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Episode 17: The road ahead in genetics and genomics
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Episode 16: Mendel, the Father of Genetics
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Episode 12: Clinical Practitioners of Precision Medicine
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Episode 11: Precision Medicine 101

Episode 11: Precision Medicine 101

Did you know there was a time when no one knew about blood groups so no one knew to check the blood group of a donor before transfusion? There was also a time when a patient's treatment could not be tailored to their DNA changes. But none of that happens today. Do you know why? And do you know how? Listen to Dr. Sabah Kadri break down precision medicine and its revolutionary effects on patient care in this extremely engaging episode. We take an anecdote-filled roller coaster from the 1800s to 2020. Enjoy the ride!

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Follow us on Twitter: @compbiopodcast ; Dr. Sabah Kadri: @sabahkadri ; Arshi Arora: @arorarshi

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Original Intro/Outro music: Riatsu (Shadaab Kadri)


What is personalized medicine: sharpening a vague term based on a systematic literature review:
Jones DS. How personalized medicine became genetic, and racial: Werner Kalow and the formations of pharmacogenetics. J Hist Med Allied Sci. 2013;68(1):1-48. doi:10.1093/jhmas/jrr046
Hugo A. Barrera-Saldaña, Origin of personalized medicine in pioneering, passionate, genomic research,Genomics, Volume 112, Issue 1, 2020
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Episode 9: The inspiring story of Barbara McClintock
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Episode 8: What makes us different and the same: Genetic Variation
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Episode 7: (Not so) Junk DNA

Episode 7: (Not so) Junk DNA

Next stop on the Genomics train is Junk DNA - the non-coding part of the genome. Dr. Sabah Kadri does a deep dive into the parts of the genome that we are still trying to understand. She highlights the major milestones in the field, its achievements and challenges, peppered with the usual origin stories and fun anecdotes from scientific history.
Links to papers in the episode:
Susumo Ohno:
Studies on functions of non-coding DNA:,
Functional definition and its controversy:
A fun read:
Contact us with questions, feedback and requests to collaborate on future episodes at
Follow us on Twitter: @compbiopodcast ; Dr. Sabah Kadri: @sabahkadri
Intro/Outro music: Riatsu (Shadaab Kadri)
Follow us on Instagram here.
Follow us on YouTube here.
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