charting the course of genetics
Natural diversity in the genes we inherit shapes who we are, and it also contributes to the risk of disease throughout our lifetimes. Some genetic variants can increase the risk of certain diseases, while others may provide protection from disease.
We are studying natural human genetic variation around the world and conducting large-scale genetic screens in our laboratories. We will discover the genes that provide protection from disease, understand how they work and translate those insights into new medicines.