is to promote the application of the powerful tool set that genomics provides to investigate fundamental mechanisms in all areas of human disease and leverage these mechanistic insights to develop new diagnostics, therapies, and/or management strategies.
The Center for Genomic Medicine
Genomic medicine refers to diagnosis, prediction, prognosis, prevention, and treatment of disease using approaches informed or enabled by knowledge of the genome and the molecules it encodes.
The Center for Genomic Medicine (CGM) comprises one of the largest and most vibrant hubs of genomic medicine research in the world. The CGM includes 46 faculty collaborating to define the ‘genomic medicine cycle’ – which envisages a genomics community seeking to advance research from basic genomics research to ultimately using genome information for diagnostics and targeted therapeutics. The Cycle is a paradigm that begins by discovering genetic variants that contribute to differences between individuals, then progresses to characterizing the mechanisms by which underlying DNA differences lead to disease, and is completed when the knowledge gained delivers benefit back to patients in the form of diagnosis and treatment. All of our investigators are faculty in Harvard Medical School, and many members of our community are also investigators at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT. We welcome new trainees and staff to our community in open positions posted on this site, and encourage qualified individuals to consider our open faculty search listed below.