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Human Genetics UK

Galton Institute

Promotes public understanding of human heredity and publishes studies in the historical development of the topic; with details of membership, activities, publications, and events.

Medical Research Council Human Genetics Unit

A research establishment established next to the Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, in 1956 to advance research and understanding in the field of human genetics; includes a guide to their programmes and studentships, publications, news, and contacts.

Orkney Complex Disease Study – ORCADES

Describes Centre for Population Health Sciences (University of Edinburgh) research into an isolated population resource, and the relationship between population history and the genetics of disease; also includes implications for studies of genetic ancestry.

Scottish Genetics Education Network (ScotGEN)

A collaboration between Scottish Clinical Genetics Centres and Universities to produce a range of teaching materials for genetics education; includes a guide to the project and its resources, with details of registration.

UK Biobank

A medical research initiative that has recruited 500,000 people and aims to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of serious and life-threatening illnesses; describes the project and how it is planned to work, with advice and resources for participants.

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Conducts research into the genome and gene function as a resource to understand and treat ill health and disease. Includes information about the Human Genome Project and their other research interests, resources, details of careers, news, and contacts.


Provides a wide ranging collection of teaching and learning resources covering DNA, genes, the Human Genome Project, and their implications for science and health; designed to support the UK curriculum for 14-19 year olds.

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