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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Making Sure Informed Consent is Truly Informed

Dec 04, 2015

The following is a report from The Ethics of Precision Medicine: Consent panel at the Frontiers in Precision Medicine symposium held at the University of Utah on Dec. 3-14, 2015 Guinea pigs no more. T...Read More

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What Cancer Resistance in Elephants Can Teach Us About Childhood Cancer

Dec 03, 2015

Cancer is the leading cause of disease-related death in children, and 10 to 30 percent of such cases are related to a genetic risk a cruel fate that can make families feel helpless, says Huntsman Canc...Read More