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The State Key Laboratory of Medical Genetics (SKLMG) was founded as the Medical Genetics Laboratory at formerly Hunan Medical College in 1972. In 1991, the laboratory was selected as the State Key Laboratory of Medical Genetics based on its scientific merit. Prof. Jiahui Xia, the founder of the laboratory, is a distinguished human and medical geneticist and a member of Chinese Academy of Engineering. Dr. Zhuohua Zhang is the present Director of the laboratory.

Scientists at SKLMG have made important contributions in understanding biological mechanisms of human genetic diseases. In 1998, Professor Xia Jiahui and his colleagues identified mutations in gap junction protein beta-3 as possible cause for hereditary autosomal dominant hearing impairment, which was considered as a breakthrough in basic science research for the past quarter century in mainland China. In the past decades, genetic mutations for various genetic disorders have been identified in this laboratory, e.g., PITX2 mutations in ring dermoid of the cornea, transglutaminase 6 mutations in ataxia, and PRRT2 mutation in paroxysmal kinesigenic dyskinesias. Scientists at SKLMG have also made significant progress in studying molecular mechanisms of human diseases, including Parkinson's disease and connexin-31 diseases. A novel approach for gene therapy based on heritable human microchromosomes is also been actively pursued.

Besides basic research, a major effort of SKLMG is to train clinicians for genetic diagnosis. We also operate a genetic clinics that opens to the patients.
     
     
     
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