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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Scientists Improve Disease Identification Tool at VAAST Hackathon

Jun 25, 2014

A child is born in a hospital and has a life-threatening illness that appears to be genetic in nature, but none of the attending physicians can figure out what it is. With a software tool called Varia...Read More


Powerful New Tool Combs Family Genomes to Identify Disease-Causing Variations

Jun 09, 2014

Scientists at the USTAR Center for Genomic Discovery at the Unviersity of Utah, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and colleagues have developed a powerful tool called pVAAST...Read More