Join Us for Rare Disease Day 2019
Join us for a Genetics Awareness Day on Rare Disease Day (28 February) 8am -12pm , on Hospital Street, Groote Schuur Hospital. Purchase a ribbon for R10 and wear your Jeans 4 genes.
Novel blindness gene identified
An international consortium, including researchers from the Division of Human Genetics, has identified a novel gene (IDH3A) implicated in an inherited form of blindness, namely retinitis pigmentosa (RP).
2017 Genetic Counselling programme
The Division of Human Genetics is offering 6-month long semester courses in Medical Genetics and Principles of Genetic Counselling as stand-alone courses.
UCT a fortuitous choice for Ghanaian scholar
Dr Nicholas Thomford is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Division of Human Genetics and his story is a weave of tenacity, serendipity and the generosity of people in a division he’s come to call home.
A ray of hope for neglected African disease: sickle cell disease
Sickle cell disease (SCD) affects over 300 000 newborn babies every year. Ninety per cent of babies with SCD in Africa are believed to die before the age of five years.


Tuesday, 21 January 2020
SA Medical Journal publishes Festschrift for Professor Beighton

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...


Publication Date:
Mon, 30 May 2016 - 10:45