Unraveling Evolutionary Patterns

We are using genomics to uncover clues about species extinction, to learn how to save vulnerable populations and to see what this teaches us about our future on earth.

Identifying the Underpinnings of Disease

Diseases like cancer have a unique genetic signature that can be digitized, deconstructed and compared with healthy biology. It’s a clinical problem with a computer science solution.

Uniting Global Communities

We have led the effort to define genomics data-sharing standards by co-founding the GA4GH, with more than 450 organizational members from more than 40 countries

Platforms for Life-Saving Treatments

We can match individual tumor RNA with tumors in the largest public cancer genome database in the world — uncovering potential treatment options for patients with “incurable” cancer.

We are … Unlocking life.

Welcome to the UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute

BRCA Exchange: Data Sharing for the Benefit of Science and Medicine

DNA Testing 2.0: The Near Future of Population Genomics

Dream job: Combining science and illustration

Ph.D. student Jessica Kendall-Bar is fascinated by how wild marine mammals sleep, and also passionate about using art to explain science UCSC.edu | July 16, 2019 | Peggy Townsend Burning Man isn’t a place where you’d expect to find a presentation on research into the...

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Barriers to accessing public cancer genomic data

Katrina Learned, ann Durbin, Robert Currie , Ellen towle Kephart, Holly C. Beale, Lauren M. Sanders, Jacob Pfeil, theodore C. Goldstein, Sofie R. Salama, David Haussler, Olena Morozova Vaske & Isabel M. Bjork. Although increasingly recognized as critical to...

Understanding and promoting diversity in all of its forms


Date: August 1

Time: 11:00 pm – 12:15 pm

Location: E2 – 599

“The Genomics Institute has been coming up with approaches to treating pediatric cancer that have never been tried before.”

– John “Bud” and Rebecca Colligan, who established the Colligan Presidential Chair