Genetic Epidemiology Lab

Division of Genetic Epidemiology

The Division of Genetic Epidemiology (GenEpi) is devoted to studying the role of genetic factors in determining health and disease in families and in populations, and the interplay of such genetic factors with environmental factors.

Our Research and Gene Studies

We are focused on searching for and understanding genes that affect health and disease.

Introduction to Genetics and Cancer

An overview of what genetics entails, the relationship between genetics and cancer, and ways to help reduce your risk of cancer.

History of the Division of Genetic Epidemiology

A brief history of our division and our involvement with the identification of the p16, BRCA1, and BRCA2

Latest News

Feb 01, 2016

Genome-Wide Association Study for Rotator Cuff Tears Identifies Two Significant Single-Nucleotide Polymorphisms

genetic epidemiology, rotator cuff tears

The precise etiology of rotator cuff disease is unknown, but prior evidence suggests a role for genetic factors. Limited data exist identifying specific genes associated with rotator cuff tearing. The purpose of this study was to identify specific genes or genetic variants associated with rotator cuff tearing by a genome-wide association study with an independent set of rotator cuff tear cases.... Read More

Internal Medicine
Oct 05, 2015

University of Utah Joins CDC in Effort to Stop Spread of Ebola, MRSA and Other Infectious Diseases in Health Care Settings

In its effort to develop and implement strategies to stop the spread of infectious diseases, including Ebola, in health care settings, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has chosen the University of Utah and five other institutions nationwide to partner with the agency to spur innovations that help control the transmission of such organisms.... Read More

Internal Medicine

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