Once genetic and genomic variants for complex diseases are identified, it is often difficult to determine the mechanisms through which they affect disease pathogenesis. The use of metabolomics data represents an optimal approach for identifying the biological mechanisms of how these variants are operating. We demonstrate the translation utility to metabolomics through the integration of environmental exposures, genetics and genomics.

This webinar illustrates how:

  • Metabolomics data provides clear insights into underlying biology and is genetics' “perfect complement”
  • Metabolomics can provide information behind the mechanisms by which genes function
  • Multiple 'omics data pointing to the same biological pathways builds scientific hypotheses and brings us closer to translational science

Presented by Jessica Ann Lasky-Su, ScD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School Assistant Professor in Medicine.