The Ashley lab is focused on the application of genomics to medicine. They develop methods for the interpretation of whole genome sequencing data to improve diagnosis of genetic disease and to personalize the practice of medicine. They love big data questions and are obsessed with systems approaches to biology especially analysis of network graphs. The wet bench is where we test causality of key genes and investigate the biology of network modules. It is also the focus of our translational efforts. Therapeutic development is a near term goal and several of their discoveries are the focus of patents or are being actively pursued by pharmaceutical and biotechnology partners.