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The Division of Human Genetics is supporting Rare Disease Day on Saturday 29 February 2020. As 72% of all rare diseases are genetic, this is a cause that represents all the hard work we do and is thus very dear to our hearts.
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).
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.
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.


Wednesday, 3 June 2020
A ray of hope for neglected African disease: sickle cell disease

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)



Publication Date:
Thu, 15 Jun 2017 - 14:30
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