MRC Human Genetics Unit
Medical Research Council Human Genetics Unit

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

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Distinguished scientists from around the world working in areas of genetics, molecular medicine and cancer relevant to IGMM research.

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.

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