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Linda T. and John A. Mellowes Center for Genomic Sciences and Precision Medicine

Saving lives and improving the wellness of individual citizens and the community by advancing genomic sciences and precision medicine.

Pioneering the fields of Omics, Data Science, and Systems Biology to discover and innovate across our four programs.

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Rare Diseases and Rare Cancers in the Era of Systems Biology Symposium

The Mellowes Center Symposium on October 11 and 12 of 2023 was a great success in that we: 1) engaged in  more than 13 hours of seminars, led by experts in the field of rare disease and rare cancer, focusing on novel research developments, 2) brought together and fostered critical research collaborations among the participating investigators, and 3) established an annual event that will bring together students, faculty, and staff to generate novel connections and foster groundbreaking research.

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Mellowes Family Invests $10 Million in Genomic Sciences and Precision Medicine Research

The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has dedicated its Genomic Sciences and Precision Medicine Center as the Linda T. and John A. Mellowes Center for Genomic Sciences and Precision Medicine in honor of the couple’s $10 million gift to support new research and for MCW faculty studying the potential the human genome has to treat a wide variety of diseases.

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The Mellowes Center has its roots in the launch of the Human Genome Project and the 1999 founding of the MCW Human and Molecular Genetics Center. The Mellowes Center uses state-of-the-art whole genome sequencing technologies not only to investigate how gene variants impact gene expression but also to 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.

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The Mellowes Center provides membership to qualified faculty at MCW and at CTSI-affiliated institutions who demonstrate a proactive interest and involvement in precision medicine-related research and/or clinical activities.

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Services & Resources

The Mellowes Center has a robust portfolio of tests and services to support researchers, clinicians, and patients and families.

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Student Opportunities

The Mellowes Center offers a number of opportunities for students to engage in and learn about cutting-edge precision medicine research, innovation, and discovery

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Contact Us

Linda T. and John A. Mellowes Center for Genomic Sciences and Precision Medicine (Mellowes Center)
Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226

(414) 955-4887
(414) 955-6516 (fax)

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