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Our world-class research is advancing knowledge and transforming clinical practice to improve health.

Advancing Science and Medicine

As a large academic medical center set within the thriving University of Utah campus, U of U Health is uniquely positioned to tackle complex issues in our society. With scientists down the hall from health care providers and across campus from scholars in diverse fields, we bring interdisciplinary groups together. When we combine their broad scientific expertise with the large clinical footprint of our health system, we benefit our community, the nation, and the world.

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Discovery and Innovation at University of Utah Health

From pioneering personalized medicine treatments to developing drugs to combat HIV to innovating precision genome editing tools, scientist at U of U Health are changing how science is done. Pioneering the Future celebrates recent field-changing discoveries and high-impact innovations from our researchers.

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Science that Inspires

Learn how science at U of U Health is changing our world.


Seeking Answers

For critically ill children with unknown genetic disorders, rapid whole-genome sequencing can be a diagnostic tool of unprecedented power. In the neonatal intensive care unit at University of Utah Health, clinical genome sequencing helps doctors find diagnoses and improve care for kids with rare genetic diseases. But even when doctors have an atlas of a patient’s every genetic variation in hand, more than half of sequenced kids remain undiagnosed. Each individual’s genetic code is unique, and figuring out which of a sick child’s many genetic differences is responsible for their disease can be extremely difficult.

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Beacon of Hope

Spinal muscular atrophy was the top genetic killer of infants. Parents went from the joy of a newborn baby to losing their toddler before they were three years old. But in December 2016, gene therapy stopped SMA in its tracks. Infants who received those revolutionary treatments now live life to the fullest at home, at school and at play. With the advent of gene therapy, the future of untreatable genetic diseases will never be the same.

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