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.


Acta Medica Philippina. Genetics Issue 6 Volume 54 Number 4. 2020

  • Medical Genetics: …still growing and expanding…GUEST EDITORIAL
Sylvia C. Estrada
  • Detection of Human Pegivirus (HPgV) Infection among Filipino Children with Decompensated Liver Disease Secondary to Biliary Cirrhosis and Liver Transplant Pediatric Patients
Inah Marie C. Aquino, Leslie Michelle M. Dalmacio, Germana Emerita V. Gregorio
  • High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) Screening among Filipinos with Suspected Thalassemia
Terence Diane F. Fabella, Catherine Lynn T. Silao, Maria Liza T. Naranjo, Carmencita D. Padilla, Ernesto DJ Yuson
  • Disorders of Sex Development: A 5-year Review of Patients at a Tertiary Care Hospital
Kristin Grace H. Guerrero-Gonzalez, Sylvia C. Estrada
  • Clinical and Biochemical Profiles of Filipino Patients with Distal Urea Cycle Disorders Detected by Abnormal Expanded Newborn Screening
Michelle E. Abadingo, Mary Ann R. Abacan, Mary Anne D. Chiong, Leniza G. De Castro-Hamoy
  • Identifying Challenges to Quality in Preconception Health Care among Women of Reproductive Age in Lipa City, Batangas
Carmencita D. Padilla, Aster D. Lynn Sur, Katrina D. Villarante, Howell D. Crisostomo, Ariel G. Lescano, Patrick Jose D. Padilla, Rufus Thomas Adducul, Lita L. Orbillo, Anthony P. Calibo, Juanita A. Basilio, Salimah R. Walani, Christopher P. Howson
  • Clinical, Biochemical, and Radiologic Characteristics of Filipino Patients with Glutaric Aciduria Type 1
Ebner Bon G. Maceda, Mary Ann R. Abacan, Mary Anne D. Chiong
  • Filipino Midwives’ Knowledge, Self-perceived Role and Experiences in Educating Parents of Families with Newborns who are Confirmed Cases of Glucose 6 Phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency
Romer J. Guerbo, Carmencita D. Padilla, Mercy Y. Laurino, Ellen S. Regalado, Catherine Lynn T. Silao, Ernesto R. Gregorio, Jr.
  • T45G Adiponectin Gene Polymorphism and its Association with Hyperglycemia in Adult Filipinos Seen at the Philippine General Hospital – A Pilot Study
Elizabeth Paz-Pacheco, Eva Maria Cutiongco-dela Paz, Angelique Bea C. Uy
  • Preliminary Identification of Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) CLASS II DRB1 Allelic Variants in Selected Filipino Cancer Patient Samples
Jemicah Tristian P. Cobarrubias, Ciara Christianne Y. Lim, Ma. Teresa A. Barzaga, Francisco M. Heralde III
  • Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva in Three Filipino Children
Maria Melanie Liberty B. Alcausin, Melissa Mae P. Baluyot, Eileen M. Shore, Frederick S. Kaplan
  • Gaps in the Newborn Screening Process: Using Maple Syrup Urine Disease as a Case
Mary Ann R. Abacan, Sylvia C. Estrada, Leniza G. de Castro-Hamoy, Mary Anne D. Chiong
  • Glycogen Storage Disease IXa in a 9-year-old Filipino Boy with Short Stature: A Case Report
Sylvia C. Estrada
  • Tetrasomy 9p Syndrome in a Filipino Infant
Ebner Bon G. Maceda, Erena S. Kasahara, Edsel Allan G. Salonga, Myrian R. Dela Cruz, Leniza De Castro-Hamoy
  • A Case Study of Mosaic Trisomy 13 in a 2-year-old Filipino Child
Carmencita D. Padilla, Patrick Jose D. Padilla, Lourdes Bernadette S. Tanchanco, Myrian R. de la Cruz
  • A Filipino Child with Cleidocranial Dysplasia and Acute Leukemia: A Case Report
Ebner Bon G. Maceda, Faustine Richelle C. Ong, Jeffrey T. Manto, Jochrys I. Estanislao, Gerardo L. Beltran, Maria Melanie Liberty B. Alcausin