Dr Daniel MacArthur

Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT



Daniel is a group leader within the Analytic and Translational Genetics Unit ATGU) at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is also Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and a research Affiliate at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT.
Daniel completed his PhD at the Institute for Neuromuscular Research in Sydney, Australia, working on a loss-of-function variant in the human ACTN3 gene associated with variation in muscle strength and athletic performance. He then spent three years as a postdoctoral fellow at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in Hinxton, UK, where he coordinated the annotation of genetic variants in protein-coding genes for the 1000 Genomes Project pilot study, which was published in Nature in 2010. More recently he led a large collaborative study analyzing human loss-of-function variants that was published in Science in February 2012.
Daniel's current research focuses on the extraction of functional information from massive-scale human DNA sequence data; his research program is described in more detail here, and his publications are listed here.
Daniel is the co-founder of a genomics blog, Genomes Unzipped, and previously wrote extensively about human genetics and genomics for Wired Science. He also shares links related to the science and industry of human genetics on Twitter.

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