Scientific Aims - What is our role?
The Medical Research Council Human Genetics Unit is at the forefront of research into human genetics. Its role is to advance the understanding of genetic factors implicated in human disease and normal and abnormal development and physiology. The Unit's programmes of work cover the themes of developmental genetics, common disease genetics, chromosome biology and models for human genetic diseases. The unit is one of the largest MRC research establishments supporting approximately 220 scientists, support staff, fellows, PhD students and visiting scientists.
The outstanding work of IGMM researchers is regularly recognised both within the Institute and by external bodies.
These promotions are very well deserved and great recognition of the outstanding contribution each make to their science... Read more
The human face is strongly genetically determined and as distinctive as a fingerprint. But what is it in our genetic make-up that allows humanity to create such a huge diversity of face shape... Read more
The Unit is delighted to be part of the Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine (IGMM) in association with The Centre for Genomic and Experimental Medicine and Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre