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Our Call to Action

Imagine a day when every patient’s care is targeted to overcome the unique genetic changes driving their disease. And a day when children born with baffling sets of symptoms can find answers in weeks instead of years, hastening their road to recovery. The Center for Genomic Medicine at University of Utah Health is turning this need into a reality.

Genomic medicine uses information encoded within each person’s genome – our complete set of DNA instructions -  to inform their health care in a more personalized way. Genomic information can reveal a hidden cause of disease, predict risk of developing future disease, and in some cases, can even reveal whether a particular drug will work before it is prescribed. 

Our Mission

The Center for Genomic Medicine brings together patients, providers, and researchers to discover the genetic causes of disease and translate these discoveries into better diagnoses, treatments, and prevention strategies.

Our Actions

handshake_icon.pngUnite our prolific programs & interdisciplinary faculty

CGM builds upon a strong history of discovery and innovation launched by our key partners. Over 115 interdisciplinary faculty are engaged in genomic medicine research across the disease and translational spectrums.

idea_lightbulb_icon.pngStimulate novel research impacting human health

CGM leads genomic medicine research through projects spanning genetic discovery, functional validation, and translation. Our researchers are also creating innovative software and data science solutions that enable genomic discoveries worldwide.

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Advance resources for discovery & translation

CGM develops and shares fundamental resources for our research community, supporting our investigators in the conduct of genomic medicine research.

clinical_implementation_icon.pngLead the clinical implementation of genomic medicine

In collaboration with our clinical departments, CGM is bringing genomic medicine to routine patient care in the neonatal intensive care unit, rare and undiagnosed disease clinic, and beyond.

educational_offerings_icon.pngTrain the next generation of researchers and providers

CGM provides a number of educational offerings to prepare well-rounded, collaborative leaders in genomic medicine.