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

Center Directors

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