A hub of deep expertise, the Department of Human Genetics helps partners across UCLA interpret data and leverage genomic technology to improve study design and solve medical problems.
We demystify genetic complexities to provide vital insights for a range of clinical and research applications. We strive to improve the care of as many patients as possible by pushing our capabilities, developing novel ways to address unanswered questions.
Leonid Kruglyak, PhD
“Our work can uncover solutions to nearly any medical problem because genetics pervades all clinical specialties; anything you can think of that differs between individuals—including susceptibility to diseases—has a genetic component. By uncovering genetic variables, we hope to deliver more precise, more effective treatments."- Leonid Kruglyak, PhD, Chair, Department of Human Genetics at UCLA
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