Genomic Research

North America

Genomic research is yielding important clues about the causes of disease and ways to improve health. Faculty and their research teams have honed in on genes involved in two genetically complex human disorders: age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss and blindness in the elderly in the developed world, and Crohn’s disease, an inflammatory disorder of the gastronomical tract. Researchers have also discovered cancer gene mutations in a population of women recently diagnosed with ovarian cancer. The School’s Center for Statistical Genomics and Proteomics works closely with faculty and centers involved in genomic and proteomic research.