Genetics Training Overview

Washington University in St. Louis offers medical genetics and genomics training programs in clinical genetics and genomics, laboratory genetics and genomics, medical biochemical genetics, and molecular genetic pathology. Program faculty span several departments on campus, including Pediatrics, Pathology, Genetics, Medicine and Neurology. Clinical experience is offered at Barnes-Jewish and at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Research opportunities on campus span bench to bedside, rare and common diseases, diagnostics, phenotyping, and therapeutic development. We are a newborn screening area service center for the state of Missouri, which offers comprehensive screening including inborn errors of metabolism, cystic fibrosis, and lysosomal diseases. Washington University has a long history of excellence in genetics research, having contributed roughly 25% of the human genome sequence!


Residency and fellowship opportunities towards board-certification in Clinical Genetics and Medical Biochemical Genetics

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Genetic Counseling

Master's degree program in genetic counseling towards board certification by the American Board of Genetic Counseling.

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Fellowship training to direct the operations of a clinical cytogenetic, cytogenomic, or molecular diagnostic laboratory

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T32 Research Training

Postdoctoral research training program in genomic medicine

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Children's Hospital St. Louis
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