MRC Human Genetics Unit
Medical Research Council Human Genetics Unit

The aim of the MRC Human Genetics Unit is to advance the understanding of genetic factors implicated in human disease and normal and abnormal development and physiology.

developmental disorders

We seek to understand how DNA changes impact on human health and disease.


Our researchers have access to outstanding shared facilities.

IGMM clinical impact

Knowledge, skill sharing and translating our findings to the clinic.

MRC HGU work with us

Working at the MRC Human Genetics Unit and our partner Centres.

MRC HGU study with us

A vibrant research community ideally suited to postgraduate studies.

MRC HGU public engagement

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