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

Taking the Uncertainty Out of Interpreting BRCA Variants

JAMA Network | Rebecca Voelker, MSJ | March 20, 2019 The Problem Testing for BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations identifies both benign and pathogenic genetic variants. But information about specific variants, particularly those of uncertain clinical significance (VUS), often...

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Brain changes in autism traced to specific cell types

Study of human brains links gene activity to disorder's severity, flagging targets for future therapies Science Daily | May 16, 2019 Scientists have learned in recent years that autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are typically caused by changes in the genetic...

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BRCA Challenge: BRCA Exchange as a global resource for variants in BRCA1 and BRCA2.

Article | PLoS Genetics| Published: 26 Dec 2018 Cline MS, Liao RG, Parsons MT, Paten B, Alquaddoomi F, Antoniou A, Baxter S, Brody L, Cook-Deegan R, Coffin A, Couch FJ, Craft B, Currie R, Dlott CC, Dolman L, den Dunnen JT, Dyke SOM, Domchek SM, Easton D, Fischmann Z,...

Asilomar Bioelectronics Symposium

From : September 3rd @ 8:00 am

Till :  September 7th @ 5:00 pm

“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