RESEARCH - KEY RESEARCH AREAS - GENETICS

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Genetics

Major advances have been made over the last few decades in our understanding of the fundamental processes of life and this has been largely achieved through the study of macromolecules, particularly DNA. With the completion of the Human Genome Project, these advances are now having a real impact on the study of disease. The study of human genetics has traditionally been, and remains, centred around the inheritance of disease genes in families. The identification of the disease genes has benefited tremendously from these recent advances. With the disease gene identified, questions related to the molecular pathology of disease can be addressed. This detailed account is the first step towards the development of a suitable treatment.

IoO researchers working in this area:

Professor Robin Ali
Professor Shomi Bhattacharya
Professor Alan Bird
Professor Jim Bowmaker
Professor Mike Cheetham
Professor Pete Coffey
Professor John Greenwood
Dr Alison Hardcastle
Professor David Hunt
Professor Phil Luthert
Professor Steve Moss
Professor Tony Moore
Dr Andrew Webster
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