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Hall arrives to take charge of the Yale Center for Genomic Health

Ira Hall

The Yale Center for Genomic Health, founded in 2018 as the home of Generations, a comprehensive DNA sequencing project, has entered a new phase with the recruitment of Ira M. Hall, PhD, an expert in human genome sequencing and integrative data science, as the center’s director. Hall comes to Yale from Washington University in St. Louis.

The center under Hall’s leadership will have goals that include creating and leading studies of human genome variation and disease; enhancing the university’s abilities in computational genomics, bioinformatics, and data science; and leading efforts at Yale to implement genomics in health care. According to Hall, the clinical component of the center’s work will emphasize making health care delivery more equitable.