The Utah Genome Project is a large-scale, genome sequencing and analysis initiative to discover new disease-causing genes and to develop genetic diagnostics and precision therapies that will transform healthcare.

The Utah Genome Project is unique among genome initiatives because instead of studying unrelated individuals, the Utah Genome Project uncovers genetic signatures of disease and drug response in large families.

The project leverages 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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The Promise of Personalized Medicine

Sep 26, 2014

Computational geneticists, like University of Utah’s Mark Yandell, are creating software tools to speed the process of finding genetic causes of rare diseases, bringing relief for families from ...Read More


Rethink What's Possible

Sep 19, 2014

The Huntsman Cancer Institute launches a campaign to stop cancers before they start, an ambitious goal made possible through research from the Utah Genome Project. Watch the video to learn more...Read More