Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Center for Genetic Medicine

Research

Research Programs

Our scientists conduct a number of federally funded research projects and spearhead initiatives that explore a variety of areas of genetics.

NUgene Project

This interdisciplinary project collects and stores DNA samples and associated health information to examine the role genes play in the development and treatment of common diseases.

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eMERGE Network

The Electronic Medical Records and Genomics (eMERGE) Network investigates how genetic testing information in electronic medical records can help physicians manage patient care.

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Disease Ontology

This community-driven, open-source ontology is designed to link disparate datasets through disease concepts.

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dictyBase

This genetic database details the model organism Dictyosteliumdiscoideum.

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Dicty Stock Center

This central repository offers information about Dictyostelium discoideum strains, isolates of other cellular slime mold species, plasmids and commonly used bacteria.

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Gene Ontology

This major bioinformatics initiative aims to standardize the representation of gene and gene product attributes across species and databases.

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Research Topics

Center for Genetic Medicine members use genetics and molecular genetic approaches to understand biological processes for a diverse range of practical and clinical applications. Browse these research topics and the faculty related to them to learn more.

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