UCT Faculty of Health Sciences COVID-19 UPDATES

Home > Research > Overview


The Department of Human Genetics undertakes research into inherited disorders which are a major cause of childhood handicap in the populations of South Africa. These include genetic conditions which cause blindness and neuromuscular disease. Our investigations include clinical, genealogical and laboratory molecular studies. The projects interlock with our out-reach genetic clinics and our aim is to bring the benefits of these service-orientated developments to all sections of the community.

View the Human Genetics Guidelines for Authorship Procedures and Protocols.