INSTITUTE OF HUMAN GENETICS
The Institute of Human Genetics (IHG) began in 1990 as the Medical Genetics Unit of the University of the Philippines College of Medicine which in 1999 became as one of the service and research oriented institutes of the National Institutes of Health-University of the Philippines Manila (NIH-UP). Since then all services of the Medical Genetics Unit were transferred to the Institute and is now the largest provider of genetic services in the country.
To provide services that allow definitive diagnosis and early detection of potentially treatable genetic conditions
To promote health by understanding the genetic basis of common diseases in the Filipino population through basic and clinical research
To propagate awareness about common genetic conditions through educational programs among physicians and the general public
and To provide technical information for policy recommendation to help advance the national health agenda
An internationally-recognized center for excellence in genetics committed to quality research and services accessible to all Filipinos and the world using state-of-the-art and relevant technology
Advance the national health research agenda through genetic services, research, advocacy and policy recommendation