Human and Molecular Genetics Center (HMGC)

Leading Personalized Healthcare

The Human and Molecular Genetics Center (HMGC) at the Medical College of Wisconsin was established in 1999 to provide the infrastructure for researchers and clinicians to use genomic sequence to improve health care. The center uses state-of-the-art whole genome sequencing technologies to investigate how gene variants impact gene expression, define genetic variants associated with both rare and common disease, embryonic development, and the effects of environmental factors and drugs upon gene expression and disease. Read more about the Human and Molecular Genetics Center (HMGC)

Raul A. Urrutia, MDRaul A. Urrutia, MD

Director, Human and Molecular Genetics Center

Professor, Surgery

The HMGC is pleased to welcome Dr. Raul Urrutia, as Director of the Human and Molecular Genetics Center and Professor, Department of Surgery, effective July 1, 2017. Dr. Urrutia currently serves as Professor in the Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biophysics and Medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. Please read the full announcement.

Genetic Diagnostic Laboratory

Launched in 2012, the Genetic Diagnostic Laboratory (Developmental and Neurogenetics Laboratory–Sequencing) became one of the first clinical laboratories in the world to offer Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) as a diagnostic test. Presently, we are one of the few CLIA-certified laboratories in the United States to offer WGS testing. Read more about our Genetic Diagnostic Laboratory

Research Sequencing Laboratory

The HMGC Sequencing Core was established in 2008 with the purpose of using the latest sequencing technology to pave the way for discovery for investigators on campus, across the country, and around the world. Read more about the HMGC Sequencing Core

Recent News

The Medical College of Wisconsin’s Human & Molecular Genetics Center (HMGC) joined FDA Precision Medicine (PrecisionFDA) and Amazon Web Services (AWS) and hosted a two-day event to introduce and provide training on recent breakthroughs to translate promising biomedical science discoveries from the bench to the Precision Medicine bedside using the most sophisticated sequencing and cloud computer methods, toolsets and resources. View videos from the event.

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Human and Molecular Genetics Center (HMGC)
Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226 | (414) 955-4887 | Fax: (414) 456-6516

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