The latest news for the Division of Human Genetics. Please go to the archive for older news articles.
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Nature Reviews Genetics, 12 leading researchers, including Ambroise Wonkam (Professor of Medical Genetics & Deputy Dean Research in the Faculty of Health Sciences), were asked to reflect on the key challenges and opportunities faced by the field of genetics and genomics.
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. Find out how you can get involved and show your support!
Want to study Genetic Counselling? Then this video is exactly what you need! Created by the Genetic counselling team at UCT
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)
Meet a Genetic Counsellor Day - 28 August 2016, 1-2pm, UCT
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...