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Understanding genetics to improve health.

The Center for Genetic Medicine facilitates the development of new genetic knowledge and its application to medicine, while improving public understanding of genetics. We support the genetic research of more than 150 faculty members from 28 departments and three schools through our core facilities and services, in addition to offering formal academic programs and public education.

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We are committed to making advances in genetics research more readily accessible to scientists, physicians and the public through training programs, lecture series and collaboration opportunities. Explore our Education section to learn more about the many ways we support education within the field.

Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling

Our graduate program provides a strong foundation in core genetic counseling skills and identifies each student’s strengths in order to ignite the passion and lifelong commitment to learning that is critical to professional development.

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Cores and Genomics Services

State-of-the-art equipment, the latest technologies and expert technical advice are available to scientists at Northwestern and other institutions in the Chicago area through our core facilities.


The Center for Genetic Medicine conducts innovative research, encompassing a variety of topics with a strategic eye to the future of genetic medicine. Explore our scientific endeavors by research program or research topic.

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