MRC Human Genetics Unit
Medical Research Council Human Genetics Unit

Responding to COVID-19

Scientists, staff and students have come together from across the Institute to join the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic.


The Institute of Genetics and Cancer is a strategic partnership between the Medical Research Council Human Genetics Unit, the Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre and the Centre for Genomic & Experimental Medicine.

From UK-wide research partnerships to supporting NHS Lothian with testing, efforts are ongoing across the Institute in the fight against COVID-19.

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Learn about the work happening across the Institute in response to COVID-19.

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Resources for Teachers & Parents

Some fantastic materials and resources to support home learning, collated by the Centre for Inflammation Research.

COVID-19 Updates

Updates and FAQs about the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak from the University of Edinburgh.