Human genome variants associated with intellectual disability drive different patterns of gene expression (green and red) in transgenic zebrafish.

The Medical Research Council Human Genetics Unit, a partner in the MRC Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine at The University of Edinburgh, is at the forefront of research into human genetics.

Its mission is to understand the role of genes and the genome in normal development and physiology and how changes in genome sequence impact on human health and disease. The Unit's programmes of work cover the themes of rare and common disease genetics, gene regulation and genome stability.

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New IGMM BuildingNew IGMM Building

Our new entrance and contact details... Read more







4 year PhD programme4 year PhD programme

Applications are welcome for the 4 year PhD programme at the MRC Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine...Read more





3 Year ESRIC PhD Programme – closing date 28 February 2016
3 Year ESRIC PhD Programme – closing date 28 February 2016

This is a three-year PhD studentship in the collaborative PhD programme, aiming to apply state-of-the-art microscopy techniques to investigate cellular function and human disease....Read more



Physical attraction linked to genes that control heightPhysical attraction linked to genes that control height

Researchers have discovered that the genes that determine our height also influence why people are attracted to partners of similar heights to themselves...Read more



How two-tone cats get their patches comes to light in cell studyHow two-tone cats get their patches comes to light in cell study

Scientists have discovered how the distinctive piebald patches seen in black and white cats and some horses are formed in the womb...Read more

 


The MRC Human Genetics Unit (HGU) at The University of Edinburgh is funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC), a publicly-funded organisation dedicated to improving health by supporting research across the entire spectrum of medical sciences.





Athena Swan Bronze 2014/15
We are delighted to have been awarded the Athena Swan Bronze status in 2014 and will submit for Silver Status in 2015