MRC Human Genetics Unit
Medical Research Council Human Genetics Unit

Impact & innovation

Promoting a culture of knowledge and skill sharing and translating our findings to the clinic.

Vision

IGMM clinical impact

Our mission is to identify molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying normal human development and disease, including cancer, and translate these findings for clinical benefit.

Strategy

In order to maximise the impact of our work on human health we aim, where appropriate, to:

  • Widely¬†disseminate scientific discoveries through open access publishing and data sharing
  • Promote a culture of translation at IGMM supported by appropriate events and training
  • Collaborate with industrial and NHS partners.
  • Identify, develop and, where appropriate, partner scientific discovery with potential for translation
  • License our intellectual property in an exclusive or non-exclusive manner
  • Form spin out companies

Enquiries regarding partnership or commercialisation may be addressed to: Andrea Taylor, Edinburgh Innovations

Impact case studies

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Examples of how MRC Human Genetics Unit research has been translated for health and economic benefit.

Knowledge transfer support

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Support for MRC Human Genetics Unit partnerships, translation and commercialization.

Data management and sharing

How to access our data