The Centre for Genomic Medicine in the Institute of Human Development is interlinked with 'Genetic Medicine', one of the largest clinical genetics departments in the UK, based in St Mary's Hospital within the Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
There are close links between the academic and clinical units and the 'Genetic and developmental medicine' theme of the Manchester Biomedical Research Centre.
Research in genetics is focused around the following six research themes:
- Biochemical genetics
- Developmental genetics
- Health services research in genetics
- Common disease genetics
- Clinical neurogenetics
Genetic Medicine (St Mary's Hospital)
The integrated clinical and laboratory services for clinical genetics based in St Mary's Hospital.
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National Genetics Reference Laboratories (NGRL)
The laboratory hosts one of two National Genetics Reference Laboratories in the United Kingdom to help evaluate new technologies and improve the safety and efficiency of genetic testing.