The Center for Genetic Medicine supports basic genetics research; the development and utilization of genetically-based diagnostics, therapies, and technologies; academic education; and public outreach.
We are a joint initiative of Northwestern University, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, including more than 140 faculty, interdisciplinary research projects, two state-of-the-art core facilities, a nationally accredited genetic counseling graduate program, and a number of academic and public education programs. Click here to learn more, or visit one of the areas below.
Genomics Core Facility- The Genomics Core offers a wide range of sequencing, genotyping, and gene expression profiling services to investigators throughout Northwestern University as well as external researchers. The Core is home to a multitude of the latest equipment, including the recently acquired SOLiD System, a next-generation sequencer from Applied Biosystems.
Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling- The Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling is an accredited masters degree program that combines nationally recognized faculty with diverse clinical and patient experiences to provide a strong foundation in core genetic counseling skills.
NUgene- One of the first large-scale genetic banking projects in the country, NUgene seeks to increase the understanding of genetic mechanisms underlying common diseases, assist in the development of DNA-based technology for diagnosis and treatment of disease, and aid physicians and other health-care providers in the application of genetics to the practice of medicine.
Transgenic and Targeted Mutagenesis Facility- The Transgenic and Targeted Mutagenesis (TTML) Core provides a comprehensive range of services to both Northwestern and non-Northwestern researchers, including generation of transgenic mice, gene targeting of embryonic stem (ES) cells, ES cell microinjection into blastocysts, cryopreservation/recovery of mouse embryos, and rederivation of pathogen-free mouse strains.