Center for Evolutionary Medicine and Informatics

Harnessing the Power of Evolutionary Knowledge in Genomics and Medicine

Evolutionary Medicine is an emerging discipline at the intersection of medicine, genomics, and evolution. It uses evolutionary knowledge to identify functionally important parts of genomes and to predict functional consequences of variations in populations and individuals. By pursuing integrated computer analytical (in silico) and experimental biological approaches, we are making it feasible to evaluate the importance of different parts of the genome and infer the origins and propagation of genetic mutations, with the goal of translating this information in order to ease human suffering and treat disease.

The scientific programs at the Center for Evolutionary Medicine and Informatics bring together university faculty, professional scientists, and students with a commitment to discovery and technology development, to address four primary research themes. Read more...


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