Yale researchers have introduced countless medical and health advances over the last century, including the first success with antibiotics in the United States and the first use of chemotherapy to treat cancer. Yale scientists identified Lyme disease and discovered genes responsible for such disorders as high blood pressure, osteoporosis, dyslexia, and Tourette's syndrome. We did early work on the artificial heart and developed the first insulin pump to treat diabetes. Our investigators are also world-renowned for basic science research, including groundbreaking discoveries about how the cell and its components function at the molecular level.
Our Department of Genetics conducts basic research using genetics and genomics to understand fundamental mechanisms of biology and disease, including cancer, cardiovascular, kidney, neurological and neuropsychiatric disease. Yale scientists are at the forefront of technology development in the use of new methods for genetic analysis.
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