Scientific Aims - What is our role?
The Medical Research Council Human Genetics Unit is at the forefront of research into human genetics. Its role is to advance the understanding of genetic factors implicated in human disease and normal and abnormal development and physiology. The Unit's programmes of work cover the themes of developmental genetics, common disease genetics, chromosome biology and models for human genetic diseases. The unit is one of the largest MRC research establishments supporting approximately 220 scientists, support staff, fellows, PhD students and visiting scientists.
Six months of planning, 48 volunteers, 40 kilograms of playdough, 22,000 plastic virus spikes, 1,500 petri dishes and tubes, 30 zebrafish... Read more
Exciting opportunities are available now for talented, enthusiastic computational biologists within the MRC IGMM. April 2013... Read more
The Unit is delighted to be part of the Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine (IGMM) in association with The Centre for Molecular Medicine and Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre