Utah's large extended families and their knack for keeping expert genealogy records may seem curious to those outside the state, but collectively they have helped researchers crack the mysteries of disease-causing genes.... Read MoreInternal Medicine
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.
We are focused on searching for and understanding genes that affect health and disease.
An overview of what genetics entails, the relationship between genetics and cancer, and ways to help reduce your risk of cancer.
A brief history of our division and our involvement with the identification of the p16, BRCA1, and BRCA2
Genome-Wide Association Study for Rotator Cuff Tears Identifies Two Significant Single-Nucleotide Polymorphisms
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 MoreInternal Medicine
The majority of lung cancers are smoking-related, with environmental and genetical factors contributing. The interplay between environmental and genetical contributions in non-smoking-related lung cancers is less clear.... Read MoreInternal Medicine
Researchers have found five new genetic variants associated with heavy smoking and six new variants associated with lung health and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.... Read MoreInternal Medicine
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 MoreInternal Medicine
This study provides a population-level relative risk assessment of comorbidities in myotonic dystrophy.... Read MoreInternal Medicine
Using THA as a proxy for underlying osteoarthritis, we describe population-based familial clustering of osteoarthritis of the hip. ... Read MoreInternal Medicine
Genome-Wide Association Study Identifies Variants at 16p13 Associated with Survival in Multiple Myeloma Patients.
The first genome-wide association study of multiple myeloma survival.... Read MoreInternal Medicine
Genetic testing of multiple relevant genes in probands with a positive family history is warranted.... Read MoreInternal Medicine