Center for Genetic Medicine Research

Some children's diseases and conditions are caused by inherited genes that aren’t functioning quite right. All organisms have genes linked to different traits, such as eye color, or limbs, or blood type, and are based on heredity.

That's why our Center for Genetic Medicine Research is working to harness emerging technologies for genetic analysis, and study of proteins, a vital part of organisms. The idea is to have science be useful for practical applications that can help the health of children and their well-being. The center emphases what is known as translational research, from the lab or “bench” to the patient’s bedside.

Researchers at the Center for Genetic Medicine Research conduct basic and clinical research into some of childhood’s most well-known genetic disorders, including asthma, and lung disease, diabetes, obesity and others. Almost all of the Center’s programs include basic clinical and or community research, including studies of well-known genetic disorders including:

At the Center for Genetic Medicine Research, scientists and faculty stress open, collaborative, multidisciplinary research. The center was founded in 1999.

We are always making an effort to better understand diseases and improve care for children. As part of that effort, investigators at the Center are recruiting volunteers for research studies on specific disorders linked to genetics.

In an effort to better understand diseases and improve care for children, investigators at the Center for Genetic Medicine Research recruit volunteers for research studies on specific disorders. 

To find a research study, go to www.ClinicalTrials.gov, then send an email to begin the process of determining if your child qualifies for a research study. A member of Children's Research Institute will respond to your query within two business days.

Children's National in Your Neighborhood

A location marker

Did you know Children’s National has more than 50 locations throughout the region? Find one that’s convenient for your family.

Find a Children's Location Near You