Department of Molecular and Human Genetics

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About Us

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Transforming Medicine Through the Practice and Science of Genetics and Genomics

The Department of Molecular and Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine is transforming medicine by expanding the role of genetics and genomics in science and medicine through major discoveries and integration of basic research, clinical, and diagnostic activities. Our talented faculty, trainees and staff have designed an environment that promotes and supports diversity, inclusion, and equity.

Our department consistently ranks first in the nation in funding from the National Institutes of Health. In addition to numerous NIH, National Science Foundation, March of Dimes, and other competitive research grants, the faculty have received national recognition and support from the Pew Foundation and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Our educational programs attract the most highly qualified candidates. Our clinical genetics program, the largest in the country, offers patients unparalleled, single-source genetic testing and services.

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Training Programs

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Our department offers a broad array of valuable educational and training opportunities for medical students, graduate students, residents, fellows, and postdoctoral trainees who are interested in human and molecular genetics and genomics.

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Research & Clinical Studies

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From basic to clinical, our faculty's research interests covers such areas as genomics, DNA biology, gene expression, and the molecular basis of human disease.

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Diagnostic Laboratory

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Baylor Genetics is dedicated to providing the medical genetics community with high-quality comprehensive diagnostic services.

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Consultagene

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The Department has launched Consultagene, a new and innovative virtual platform for genetics services.

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