The Elizabeth H. and James S. McDonnell III Genome Institute provides comprehensive genomic services to Washington University and the scientific community.

 

 

 

 

Leading the way in high-speed, comprehensive genomics.

We aim to improve the human condition by producing, studying and interpreting high-quality genome-based data that drives biological discoveries.

 

 

 

A Team of Experts


Li Ding, PhD, led a team that analyzed DNA from nearly 10,000 patient tumors across 33 cancer types. They found 300 genes that drive cancer, and more than half of the tumors analyzed had at least one mutation of clinical significance.

 

 

 

Over $1.3B in Research Funding


The McDonnell Genome Institute has received over $1.3 billion in research funding to inform future clinical work and help in the study, diagnosis and treatment of disease.

 

 

Latest News


School of Medicine physicians, researchers tackle coronavirus

Clinical teams ready; research for vaccines, drugs underway "geneticist Ting Wang, PhD, the Sanford and Karen Loewentheil Distinguished Professor of Medicine, and members of his lab built a genome browser to help researchers study the genetics of the COVID-19 virus and compare different strains."

Personal toll

Mother’s death sets twin scientists on journey to find precision cancer therapies

Immune responses to tuberculosis mapped across 3 species

A detailed genetic road map will guide research into TB treatments, vaccines. This work and article features co-senior author Makedonka Mitreva, PhD, a professor of medicine and of genetics at Washington University and a researcher at the university’s McDonnell Genome Institute.

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