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Art Woods, Marty Martin
What is the “infinitesimal model”? How has our understanding of complex traits changed recently?
On this episode, we talk with Nick Barton, an evolutionary quantitative geneticist at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria. Quantitative genetics has changed a lot in the past 30 years, driven by massive advances in DNA sequencing power and by new statistical and computational approaches to harnessing the data flood. Nick works at the forefront of the field, developing and testing new theory, and we discuss both his research and his perspectives on these changes. We end by asking Nick about his advice for early career researchers who want to navigate the complex landscape composed of theory, computation, and data.
Cover art by Keating Shahmehri
Length of Episode
1 hour, 2 minutes, 15 seconds
Digital File Format
Woods, Art and Martin, Marty, "Episode 098: There’s a thousand genes for that! (with Nick Barton)" (2023). BigBiology Podcasts. 100.