The Department of Human Genetics undertakes research into inherited disorders which are a major cause of childhood handicap in the populations of South Africa. Our investigations include clinical, genealogical and laboratory molecular studies. The projects interlock with our out-reach genetic clinics and our aim is to bring the benefits of these service-orientated developments to all sections of the community.
- Cancer Genetics
- Mutations in monogenetic diseases in the African population
- Neuropsychiatric Disorders
- Retinal Degeneration (Genetic Blindness)