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.
2015 Inglis Award Presented
Every year the postgraduate students in the MRC Human Genetics Unit who are entering the final year of their PhD studies are asked to present their work to the Unit...Read more
A new technique that identifies how genes are controlled could help scientists spot errors in the genetic code which trigger disease... Read more
The MRC Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine at the University of Edinburgh (IGMM) has been successful in obtaining substantial grant funding from the European Union... Read more
We are delighted to have been awarded the Athena Swan Bronze status in 2014 and will submit for Silver Status in 2015