The Utah Genome Project is a large-scale, genome sequencing and analysis initiative to discover new disease-causing genes and develop genetic diagnostics and precision therapies. It is unique among genome initiatives because instead of studying unrelated individuals, it follows inherited mutations passed down through multiple generations, and through large familes, a powerful method for uncovering genetic signatures of disease and drug response. Utah Genome Project investigators leverage the Utah Population Database, the world’s largest repository of genealogies, public health and medical records, housed at the University of Utah Health Sciences and Huntsman Cancer Institute.

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University of Utah's Role in Angelina Jolie's Decision to Remove Her Ovaries

Mar 24, 2015

This morning in a New York Times op-ed piece, Angelina Jolie shared her experience undergoing a laparoscopic bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy due to her high genetic risk for ovarian cancer. Mutat...Read More


Should We Be Able to Genetically Modify Humans?

Mar 19, 2015

Genetically modified plants and livestock are already a controversial reality. But what about genetically modifying humans? The technology could potentially eradicate certain diseases that run in fami...Read More