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 the Most of Big Data

Nov 09, 2015

Utah Genome Project and Utah Center for Genetic Discovery investigator Aaron Quinlan and his team have released GQT, a software tool for exploring and querying large data sets of thousands to millions...Read More


In 25 Years, From 1 Genome to 1,000

Oct 19, 2015

This month, two publications appear in a special issue of the journal Nature celebrating 25 years since the launch of the Human Genome Project and marking the completion of The 1000 Genomes Project, l...Read More