Recognized for its outstanding contributions to research, the Department of Medical Genetics has a long history of published studies regarding rare or novel genetic disorders and considers this an important function.

The Colon Cancer Family Registry at Mayo Clinic is part of an international research consortium dedicated to furthering knowledge of the environmental and genetic predisposing factors in colorectal cancer.

The Mayo Clinic Biobank collects samples, including blood and blood derivatives, donated by Mayo Clinic patients, as well as health information on these volunteers. Many studies that use the Mayo Clinic Biobank are aimed at better understanding how a person's genes (DNA) may influence overall health and wellness. In addition, Mayo's Mitochondrial Disease Biobank collects samples from patients with mitochondrial disorders to learn more about these diseases, which are often inherited and have unique genetic features.

Learn more about Mayo's strong commitment to research in the Department of Medical Genetics and the Division of Pediatric Genetics.