Cat Poop and the Secrets of the Microbiome
Ivan Liachko – Co-founder & CEO at Phase Genomics
Today’s guest is Ivan Liachko. Ivan is Co-Founder and CEO of a fascinating University of Washington spinout, Phase Genomics. With 20 years of experience and a Ph.D. in Genetics, Ivan is a leading expert in genetic/genomic research. Ivan and his teams at Phase Genomics have developed a new genomic discovery that, among other things, can help lead to longer lives and new drug developments.
In this episode, we learn all about Lil Bub and how the internet famous cat’s poop helped Ivan discover entirely new organisms. In addition to some incredible discussions about the microbiome, we discuss parabiosis, genomic sequencing, and interesting future-facing technologies. Throughout our conversation we cover a lot of valuable info, including:
What Ivan learned from Lil Bub
What is Parabiosis for poop transplants
What Ivan recommends for chronic issues
The difference between genome and metagenome
How Ivan imagines tech helping in the near future
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