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Genetic Medicine

Medicina genètica a Vall d'Hebron Institut de Recerca

Vall d’Hebron Hospital’s Genetic Medicine research group combines genetic diagnosis and research with a major interest in rare diseases, from the clinic and the laboratory. They are a national reference centre, in coordination with other hospital groups, for some conditions such as foetal alcohol syndrome, velocardiofacial syndrome (VCFS), DiGeorge syndrome (DGS) and other rare genetic conditions.


The group’s lines of research include studying different genetic pathologies such as foetal alcohol syndrome, cleft lip and cleft palate, or the role of genetic restructuring in congenital heart defects. They are also studying the genetic foundations of some heart diseases, congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH), learning disabilities, deformities and autism spectrum disorders (ASD), among others. 

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