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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Poor Survival in Multiple Myeloma Patients Linked to Genetic Variation

Jul 22, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY- Researchers with the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah and collaborators from 17 other institutions have found that multiple myeloma patients with a genetic variation...Read More

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Genetic Testing in Kids?

Jul 07, 2015

A woman coping with the burden of familial breast cancer can’t help but wonder if her young daughter will suffer the same fate. Has she inherited the same disease-causing mutation? Is it best to...Read More