Carolina Center for Genome Sciences (CCGS)
The full value of genomics will only be realized using a multidisciplinary approach since it requires the integration of a diverse spectrum of fields such as genetics, biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, epidemiology, computer science and engineering. The Carolina Center for Genome Sciences (CCGS) at UNC Chapel Hill encompasses an impressive array of faculty members, facilities, training programs and outreach efforts. It is dedicated to supporting significant advances in basic genomic research, as well as translating these discoveries to improving healthcare, education, and society. Click to learn more about CCGS and Genomics at UNC. http://genomics.unc.edu
Center for Genomics and Society (CGS)
An important aspect of Genomics is the examination of Ethical, Legal and Social implications (ELSI). The goals of CGS are to develop an infrastructure that maximizes collaborative research, to create partnerships with relevant constituencies, to identify critical issues and to collect sufficient pilot data to aid the develepment of a well-integrated center in which state-of-the-art ELSI research can be conducted to inform public policy. More information can be found at the Center for Genomics and Society website.
Bryson Program in Human Genetics
The Bryson Program in Human Genetics was created to increase the presence of clinical genetics throughout UNC clinics and across disciplines. To learn more, visit the Bryson Program website.
Center for Integrated Systems Genomics (CISGen)
The Center for Integrated Systems Genomics (CISGen) is part of a network of nine NHGRI-funded Centers of Excellence in Genomic Science, whose mission is to conduct highly innovative research designed to substantially advance genomic approaches to biological problems. The diverse team of inter-disciplinary researchers at UNC are merging mouse genetics, genomics, computer science and bioinformatics to develop the Collaborative Cross (CC) mouse resource at UNC as a systems genomics platform. The biological problems studied in the center are drawn from psychiatry and are potentially relevant to autism, major depression, and antipsychotic treatment of schizophrenia.