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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Genomics England Selects University of Utah Technology for 100,000 Genomes Project

May 28, 2015

Genomics England announced that it will be using technology from the University of Utah to interpret the DNA codes of Britons as part of the 100,000 Genomes Project, a national effort to hasten creati...Read More

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Mutations in RAG1 Gene Linked to Even More Immunodeficiency Diseases

May 28, 2015

In a multi-institution study published in the Journal Clinical of Immunology, University of Utah researchers and colleagues have extended the spectrum of diseases caused by mutations in the RAG1 gene ...Read More