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

HIV Infection Prematurely Ages People by an Average of Five Years: Epigenetic changes also associated with 19 percent increased risk of mortality - Trey Ideker, PhD, is co-corresponding author of report in Molecular Cell published online on April 21, 2016.

New Computer Program Can Help Uncover Hidden Genomic Alterations that Drive Cancers: Tested on large tumor genomics database, REVEALER method allows researchers to connect genomics to cell function - Jill P. Mesirov, PhD, is co-senior author of paper published April 18, 2016, in Nature Biotechnology.

Genetic Changes that Cause Autism Are More Diverse Than Previously Thought - Keith Vaux, MD, is a coauthor on the study report published online in The American Journal of Genetics on March 24, 2016.

GenomeSpace "Recipes" Help Biologists Interpret Genomic Data - UC San Diego press release covers publication of Nature Medicine report announcing creation of GenomeSpace by Dr. Jill Mesirov and coworkers.

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