Yale University is home to one of three national centers created by the NIH to study the genetics of rare inherited diseases. Researchers at Yale, the University of Washington, and a center operated jointly by Baylor and Johns Hopkins University will analyze the genomes of thousands of patients who suffer from more than 6,000 rare Mendelian disorders affecting more than 25 million individuals in US.
The Centers for Mendelian Genomics will apply next-generation sequencing and computational approaches to discover the genes and variants that underlie Mendelian disorders. The discovery of new genes that cause Mendelian conditions will expand our understanding about their biology to facilitate their diagnosis, and potentially indicate new treatments.
The Centers for Mendelian Genomics will provide free exome sequencing and analysis to collaborating investigators for qualified phenotypes. If you are interested in working with the CMG to discover the genetic basis of a Mendelian condition, please contact Yale Center (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information.