The NIHR Genetics Specialty Group embraces research led by NHS clinical geneticists, genetic health care scientists and senior counselors into: rare diseases resulting from high penetrance genetic disorders by other health care scientists and clinical specialists. The causes and prevention of congenital malformations. The analysis of the genetic basis of common disorders such as familial cancer and genetic approaches to their treatment and prevention.
Many genetic disorders are extremely rare making inclusion in the NIHR portfolio challenging but the Specialty Group encourages research in such areas as it can lead to better understanding of molecular pathways of relevance to a wide spectrum of disease and because the cumulative burden of rare diseases is high in developed economies.
The ubiquitous nature of genetics in medicine makes it essential that the Genetics Specialty Group works closely with other specialties. We welcome co-adoption of projects with other Specialty Groups and NIHR Clinical Research Networks wherever this is appropriate.
Specialty Group Lead: Dr Shehla Mohammed
Visit the National Genetics Specialty Group for further information.