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How does DNA Determine Someone’s Predisposition to Disease?
Our department is dedicated to graduate training in human genetics research (including molecular, statistical, and bioinformatics research), public health genetics, and genetic counseling.



A Half Century-Long Journey

50 years of Pitt’s Genetic Counseling Program…and counting

Gillian Goobie

Air pollution raises mortality risk, worsens lung function in fibrotic ILD

Healio- In patients with fibrotic interstitial lung disease, exposure to small particulate matter was linked to increased mortality, poor lung function and faster disease progression. 

Polynesian Study

Polynesian Study Yields New Clues to Genetic Causes of High Cholesterol

UPMC- The discovery of a genetic variant that is relatively common among people of Polynesian ancestry, but incredibly rare in most other populations, is giving clues to the genetic underpinnings of high cholesterol in all people.