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Medical Genetics

Welcome to Medical Genetics

Recent advances in genomics and systems biology have provided a powerful new platform for biomedical and translational research, with the potential to transform clinical practice. The Division of Medical Genetics brings together UC San Diego's world-renowned strengths in biomedicine, basic and clinical science, pharmacology, bioengineering and computer science to accelerate discovery and translation in genetics and genomic medicine.

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Honors and Publications

Interim division chief Keith Vaux, MD, has been named new Chief Editor for Genetics/Genomic Medicine for Medscape/E-Medicine/WebMD, the leading health portal in the United States with 156 million unique visitors per month.

Professor Trey Ideker, PhD, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the largest general science organization in the United States.

Drs. Keith Vaux and Trey Ideker are coauthors of a Science paper on hereditary spastic paraplegia: Exome sequencing links corticospinal motor neuron disease to common neurodegenerative disorders. (Abstract and full text are UC San Diego only)

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