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.


Clinical Genetics and Research Unit



The Clinical Genetics and Research Unit provides free comprehensive clinical evaluation, appropriate therapeutic management, and genetic counseling and dietary services to indigent families and individuals with or at risk for a genetic or an inheritable disorder. This unit, being the service arm of the institute, looks after patients referred to the Philippine General Hospital under the Division of Clinical Genetics of the Department of Pediatrics.

The unit is composed of three major sub-units: 1) Center for Human Genetics Services (CHGS) 2) Research and Special Projects, and 3) Education and Training. CHGS has two satellite centers in Visayas and Mindanao. The Center for Human Genetic Services are facilities that cover island wide services (Luzon, Visayas Mindanao) and facilitate comprehensive clinical evaluation, appropriate management (diagnostic and therapeutic), dietary counseling, and  genetic counseling services to families or individuals with genetic conditions.

Organization Mission

Organization Mission






Contact the Clinical Genetics and Research Unit for more information:

Clinical Genetics and Research Unit
Institute of Human Genetics
The National Institutes of Health
3rd floor, 620 Pedro Gil St., Ermita, Manila 1000
Telephone: 5310-1780 local 108
Genetic Fellows mobile: 0928-5060962
Genetic Nurses mobile: 0908-1053909
Email: clinicalgenetics-ihg@upm.edu.ph