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.
Applications are welcome for the 4 year PhD programme at the MRC Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine...Read more
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
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
Scientists have discovered how the distinctive piebald patches seen in black and white cats and some horses are formed in the womb...Read more
We are delighted to have been awarded the Athena Swan Bronze status in 2014 and will submit for Silver Status in 2015