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Human genetics

The MCT human genetics pillar currently includes the work of four principal investigators directing independent research programmes with overlapping research goals and approaches.

These investigators are working to describe the nature and distribution of human genetic variation, and how this variation can be used to inform population structure and the development and treatment of human disease. The work involves close collaboration with the SFI FutureNeuro Rsearch Centre as well as with clinical teams based at Beaumont Hospital and other clinical centres to recruit patients to genetic studies, and to collect clinical phenotypes on participants. Datasets include dense genotype chip and next-generation sequencing platforms.

Specific research interests include: