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.

Posts from genomicrevolution Blog


Genetic Science Powered by Family

Jan 30, 2015

Representing over 7.3 million people connected to 23 million records, including vital statistics and medical records, the Utah Population Database is a powerful resource for advancing precision medici...Read More


Is The Precision Medicine Initiative A Good Investment?

Jan 28, 2015

Is the President’s Precision Medicine Initiative going revolutionize health care? Is it a good investment? What is it, exactly? Dr. Will Dere, director for the Program for Personalized Health at...Read More