We combine the latest computational and experimental technologies to investigate how our genomes work to control the function of molecules, cells and tissues in people and populations. For more than half a century our research has been dedicated to understanding human genetic disease. Today we continue to apply our clinical and scientific expertise, harnessing the power of complex data, to improve health, and the lives of patients and their families.
Our DNA...Our Lives
- Allele-specific protein complex assembly counteracts the dominant negative effect
- Shining a Light on Skin Cancer
- Thousands of people diagnosed with rare genetic diseases in major research study
- Adhesion protein that regulates gene transcription via direct signalling across the nuclear envelope
- Research reveals Orkney link to BRCA1 gene
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Distinguished scientists from around the world working in areas of genetics, molecular medicine and cancer relevant to our research.
We seek to understand how DNA changes impact on human health and disease.
Our researchers have access to outstanding shared facilities.
Knowledge, skill sharing and translating our findings to the clinic.
Working at the MRC Human Genetics Unit and our partner Centres.
A vibrant research community ideally suited to postgraduate studies.
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