About the Center
In 2016, Baylor College of Medicine and The Chinese University of Hong Kong signed a memorandum of understanding to establish the Baylor College of Medicine and Chinese University of Hong Kong Joint Center for Medical Genetics in Hong Kong with a vision to create a platform for training in clinical genetics, expert services for genetic disorders and collaborative research with cutting-edge genetic and genomic technology.
Aims of the Center
- Designing, establishing and conducting training in clinical genetics and genetic counseling to fit the increasing need in China and the Asia region.
- Establishing a leading referral center in Asia for prenatal and postnatal diagnosis and treatment for patients and families affected by genetic disorders.
- Conducting cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research that will lead to advances in screening, diagnosis and therapy of genetic disorders as well as new discovery of the underlying genetic mechanism of diseases.
- Hosting an annual pan-Asian symposium on state-of-the art clinical genetics care and research
- Dr. Brendan Lee
Robert and Janice McNair Endowed Chair in Molecular and Human Genetics
- Dr. Tak Yeung Leung
Head of maternal and fetal medicine in the department of obstetrics and gynecology at The Chinese University of Hong Kong