The Division of Human Genetics has been researching inherited retinal disorders in southern Africa since 1989. Working very closely with ophthalmologists around the country and the lay support group, Retina South Africa, the Division has recruited over 3,300 participants from 1500 families with inherited retinal diseases.
The Division of Human Genetics is offering 6-month long semester courses in Medical Genetics and Principles of Genetic Counselling as stand-alone courses.
US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) have announced funding for the Sickle Africa Data Coordinating Center (SADaCC)
Emeritus professor in human genetics Peter Beighton is the subject of a Festschrift to be published as a supplement to the SA Medical Journal on 1 June 2016. (In academia, a Festschrift is a collection of writings in book form that honours a respected person and is presented during his or her lifetime.) See more...