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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Genetic architecture of intelligence (video with improved sound)

This is video of a talk given to cognitive scientists about a year ago (slides). The original video had poor sound quality, but I think I've improved it using Google's video editing tool. I found that the earlier version was OK if you used headphones, but I think they are not necessary for this one.

I don't have any update on the BGI Cognitive Genomics study. We are currently held up by the transition from Illumina to Complete Genomics technology. (Complete Genomics was acquired by BGI last year and they are moving from the Illumina platform to an improved CG platform.) This is highly frustrating but I will just leave it at that.

On one of the last slides I mention Compressed Sensing (L1 penalized convex optimization) as a method for extracting genomic information from GWAS data. The relevant results are in this paper.

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