The UCSF Institute for Human Genetics (IHG) serves as the hub for all activities in human genetics at the University of California, San Francisco.

OUR MISSION is to create an exciting, productive, and collaborative environment for research, training, and clinical application in human genetics.

Our faculty span all four schools (Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy), and many departments within those schools, reflecting the broad importance of human genetics both in basic scientific research and in modern day health care. The sequencing of the human genome, accompanied in recent years with the dramatic reduction in cost for obtaining an individual’s genome sequence, augurs a new era in translational human genetics, impacting not only rare, Mendelian diseases but effectively all diseases affecting the human population. The IHG and its members intend to be in the forefront of these transformational developments.


UCSF Informatics Day a Success!


We are pleased to announce UCSF Informatics Day — Leveraging Clinical Data for Research was a resounding success! Thanks to all who joined for the inaugural UCSF Informatics Day! 

With over 400 UCSF Faculty, Students, and Staff in attendance; and a program featuring leadership talks, resource talks, and scientific use cases as well as booths showcasing various campus informatics resources. We will be making many of these talks available on the web, please check the website for updates. Our program featured:

•  Plenary Lecture     •  UCSF Leadership talks     •  Use-Case talks
•  Informatics Resources     •  Networking Opportunities!

SLIDES OF THE TALKS ARE AVAILABLE on the Informatics Day website

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