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About Us

Our goal is to provide exceptional clinical care and catalyze breakthroughs in science to understand the causes of genetic diseases and develop cures.

The Genetics Division is actively involved in clinical care, research, teaching, and service. The Division sees more than 4,000 patients per year in a variety of clinics, primarily as outpatients at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego, but also at UCSD Medical Center, throughout Southern California, and in Mexico. 

The Division has an active inpatient consult service and also sees more than 500 inpatients per year. 

Division Chief

Tariq Rana, Ph.D.

Division Chief Tariq Rana

Research Publications

Paternally inherited cis-regulatory structural variants are associated with autism Jonathan Sebat

Profiling of N6-Methyladenosine in Zika Virus and RNA and Host Cellular mRNA Tariq Rana, PhD

Potential use of stem cells as a therapy for cystinosis. Stephanie Cherqui, PhD

Low-dose suramin in autism spectrum disorder: a small, phase I/II, randomized clinical trial Dr. Robert Naviaux

Direct Generation of Human Corical Organoids from Primary Cells Alysson Muotri, PhD

Promises and pitfalls of untargeted metabolics Dr. Bruce Barshop, Ilya Gertsman, PhD

Identifying facial phenotypes of genetic disorders using deep learning Dr. Lynne Bird

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