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 led by Professor Colin Semple have just published one of the largest studies of tumour WGS so far...Read more
Family history of disease may be as much the result of shared lifestyle and surroundings as inherited genes, research has shown...Read more
We are delighted that Reka Nagy and Jon Wells have won this year's John Inglis prize for the best student presentation. The panel takes into account both the quality of the science and the presentation itself...Read more
We are delighted to have been awarded Athena SWAN Silver status in 2016.