Chating about polygenic risk scores
I was a guest in the Bioinformatics Chat Podcast
Polygenic risk scores (PRS) rely on the genome-wide association studies (GWAS) to predict the phenotype based on the genotype. However, the prediction accuracy suffers when GWAS from one population are used to calculate PRS within a different population, which is a problem because the majority of the GWAS are done on cohorts of European ancestry.
In this episode, Bárbara Bitarello helps us understand how PRS work and why they don’t transfer well across populations.
Check it out here.