Iowa Institute of Human Genetics

  • Links of Interest

    Ask an Expert

    Ask a member of the IIHG your genetics-related question regarding research design, bioinformatics analysis, educational requests.

    American Board of Genetic Counseling, Inc.

    The American Board of Genetic Counseling establishes standards of competence through accreditation of graduate training programs and certification and recertification of genetic counselors to advance the profession and protect the public.

    American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics

    The ACMG provides education, resources and a voice for the medical genetics profession.

    American Society of Human Genetics

    The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG), is the primary professional membership organization for human genetics specialists worldwide.

    Epilepsy Genetics Initiative 

    The EGI goal is to find a way to brdige the gap between the need for patients to have their exome data repeatedly analyzed and the contribution this data could make to further epilepsy research. 

    National Society of Genetic Counselors

    The National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) promotes the professional interests of genetic counselors and provides a network for professional communications.

    Genome Careers

    Job board and networking portal for individuals seeking careers in genome science.

    University of Iowa

    University of Iowa Campus A-Z index

    Listing of all units on the UI campus

    University of Iowa Directory

    Online directory for UI faculty, staff and students.

    University of Iowa Information Technology Services

    Technical and research information systems support

    University of Iowa Institute for Clinical and Translational Science

    The ICTS is one of 60 leading medical research institutions located throughout the nation participating in the Clinical and Translational Science Award Consortium.

    University of Iowa Health Care Genetics Resources

    A list of the resources offered by the UI Hospitals and Clinics. 

    Virtual Desktop

    Virtual Desktop lets University of Iowa users run applications remotely without installing them on a computer.

    Remote Desktop

     Remote Desktop let University of Iowa users to configure their computer so they can access it from other computers on the network or the Internet. 

    Women's Health 

     The Women's Health Clinic offers compassionate care which includes access access to advanced medical and technical expertise if needed.

    Prenatal Genetics Clinic

     The prenatal genetics program at UI Hospitals and Clinic is a statewide-service. When genetic care is indicated, patients are referred to the program.


    Support and resource center for teaching and learning with hugh volume public contract and year round curriculum development projects. 

    Molecular Otolaryngology and Renal Research Laboratories 

    A not-for-profit academic laboratory that focuses on non-syndromic hearing loss and complement-mediated renal disease. 

    Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center 

    Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center is dedicated to providing patient-focused care in an environment devoted to innovative care, excellent service, and exceptional outcomes.

    Cardiovascular Genetics Clinic

    This program provides clinical evaluation, genetic testing, and management recommendations for adult patients and their families. 

    Grants and Funding

    Community of Science (COS) Database of Funding

    COS is the leading global resource for hard-to-find information critical to scientific research and other projects across all disciplines.

    Provides a unified site for interaction between grant applicants and the U.S. Federal agencies that manage grant funds.

    NIH Guide

    The NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts is the official publication for NIH medical and behavioral research grant policies, guidelines and funding opportunities.

    UI Grant Bulletin

    Division of Sponsored Programs funding opportunities listing

    Genetics Resources

    1000 Genomes Project

    The goal of the 1000 Genomes Project is to find genetic variants that have frequencies of at least 1% in the populations studied.

    About Genetic Counselors

    This site will help patients, their families and the general public find the answers to commonly asked questions such as:
    - What is a genetic counselor?
    - How can a genetic counselor help me?
    - What should I expect when seeing a genetic counselor?
    - How do I find a genetic counselor?

    Cool Science- Howard Hughes Medical Institute

    Cool Science entertains questions of all kinds, provides resources for young scientists and educators and showcases undergraduate research projects in an effort to change the way science is taught.

    Database of Genetic Variants

    A curated catalog of structural variation in the human genome.


    The Ensembl project produces genome databases for vertebrates and other eukaryotic species.

    Gene Facts

    Gene Facts provides decision support for health professionals.

    Gene Tests

    A publicly funded medical genetics information resource developed for physicians, other healthcare providers, and researchers, available at no cost to all interested persons.

    Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center

    The Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD) is staffed by experienced information specialists to answer questions from the general public, including patients and their families, health care professionals and biomedical researchers.


    The International HapMap Project is a partnership of scientists and funding agencies from Canada, Japan, Nigeria, the United Kingdom and the United States to develop a public resource to help researchers find genes associated with human disease and response to pharmaceuticals.

    Human Genome Variation Society

    The society aims to foster discovery and characterization of genomic variations including population distribution and phenotypic associations.

    National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)

    The National Center for Biotechnology Information advances science and health by providing access to biomedical and genomic information.

    National Human Genome Research Institute

    The HGP was developed in collaboration with the United States Department of Energy and begun in 1990 to map the human genome. In 1993, NCHGR expanded its role on the NIH campus by establishing the Division of Intramural Research to apply genome technologies to the study of specific diseases.

    The Exome Project at The University of Washington

    The goal of the Exome Project is to develop cost-effective, high-throughput sequencing of the protein coding regions of the human genome for application in well-phenotyped applications.

    University of California, Santa Cruz Genome Browser

    The USCS Genome Browser contains reference sequence and working draft assemblies for a large collection of genomes.

    University of Utah- Learn. Genetics

    A genetic science learning center sponsored by the University of Utah.

    IIHG Internal Resources

    IIHG Wiki

    IIHG internal wiki page.