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.


Announcing Symposium on Innovative Genomics Research

In service of UCSF’s mission to advance health worldwide through preeminent biomedical research, the Institute for Human Genetics and Bakar Computational Health Sciences Institute have partnered to bring you Genomic Advances Throughout the Lifespan — a symposium focused on innovative genomics research. The symposium will be held on Friday, December 7, 2018, beginning at 9:00am in Byers Auditorium and Atrium on the UCSF Mission Bay campus.

There will be a poster session during lunch just outside the Byer’s Auditorium in the atrium. No registration required.

Please direct any questions to lynn.duncan@ucsf.edu.

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