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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Nature Spotlights Utah Genome Project Disease Discovery Tools

Sep 26, 2014

Every clinical geneticist has encountered a patient, often a child, with a constellation of symptoms that confound the most seasoned of specialists. Genetic sequencing carries promise for families who...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 the Utah Genome Project. Watch the video to learn more....Read More