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.
Researchers at the MRC Human Genetics Unit have identified a biological barcode in mouse cells that could help explain how liver cancers develop in people...Read more
The human genome contains barely more protein-coding genes than that of a fruit fly. The more complex development and behaviour of mammals lies, not in the number of their genes, but in how those genes are controlled...Read more
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