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Welcome to the Department of Human Genetics

The Department of Human Genetics is the home within the Division of Biological Sciences for the study of basic principles of genetics and genomics as applied to human disease. We provide broad training in experimental genetics and genomics, statistical and population genetics, bioinformatics, and clinical genetics.  A common theme throughout our research is the application of basic genetic principles and strategies to the study of disease mechanism, disease susceptibility, and the genetic architecture of complex traits. Our faculty bridge between basic and clinical research and train students for careers in academia, industry, and medicine.

Carole Ober, Ph.D., Chair

 

Research Highlights »

Study finds new gene linked with Obesity

A recent study has identified a potential contributor to obesity. Nature

 

Euphorigenic effects of amphetamine associated with diminished risk for schizophrenia and ADHD

A recent study shows that people who enjoyed amphetamine were more likely to...

 

Genomes of modern dogs and wolves provide new insights on domestication

Dogs and wolves evolved from a common ancestor between 9,000 and 34,000 years...

 

Two mutations triggered an evolutionary leap 500 million years ago

Resurrecting ancient proteins in the lab, researchers discover just two mutations...