The UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute leads a variety of efforts that revolutionize our understanding of health and nature.
Browse our project portfolio below. Or, visit our research group websites; UCSC Genome Browser, Genome 10K, Global Alliance for Genomics and Health, the Stem Cell Hub, Computational Genomics Laboratory (CGL), Treehouse Childhood Cancer Initiative and BRCA Exchange.
Genomics and Health
The UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute provides framework for the next great leap in genomics. We unlock the world’s genomic information in hopes of developing targeted disease treatment. Currently, UCSC Genomics Institute is moving into clinical settings for treatments and diagnostics of illnesses.
Environmental Genomics and Health
How can genomics aid conservation efforts to protect our most vulnerable species, preserve our environment, and understand the world around us?
Ethics & Societal implications of Genomics
The UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute collaborates with social scientists and ethicists to address bioethical and privacy issues in genomics studies. These conflicts affect patients, families, physicians, counselors, business, and government.
Genomics Platform and Technology Development
From decoding cancer to preserving species, our open-source genomics platform is essential in unlocking today’s most challenging medical and scientific issues around the world.
Researchers at UC Santa Cruz were the first to assemble the human genome sequence, publish it on the web, and create the Human Genome Browser. It is now an essential tool in biomedical science.