Offering the latest tools and analytical expertise in whole-genome sequencing, gene expression, proteomics and RNAi.
Opportunities abound for undergrads and graduate students. Duke community members who wish to brush up on their skills can also attend Genome Academy.
Nearly 100 faculty members and counting, with representatives across Duke's campus.
The IGSP fosters and thrives on collaborations amongst faculty, staff and students at all levels. We like to think of it as an "interactome."
Genomic Medicine, Science & Society, Computational Biology and more.
IGSP Members work across departments and schools to address key biological questions and to consider their connections to society.

Fast Facts

Established: 2002

Founding Director: Huntington F. Willard

Who We Are

Resources & Facilities


About the IGSP

When the Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy (IGSP) first opened its doors, the interdisciplinary institute was Duke's response to what was then a relatively new revolution. Genomics - viewed through the dual lenses of science and society - looks quite different now than it did in 2000, or even just a few years ago. The pace of discovery has quickened and the consequences for both individuals and society have grown deeper. The mission of the IGSP and its representative scientists, engineers, physicians, lawyers, policymakers, business leaders, ethicists, humanists and students to advance the genome sciences and consider their implications for science, health and society is arguably more critical than ever.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Ethics, law and policy in genome sciences
  • Genomic medicine
  • Computational genome sciences
  • Connecting genome sciences to society
  • Population genomics
  • Evolutionary genomics
  • Systems biology
  • Genome sequencing and analysis

The IGSP is comprised of faculty and students from across Duke University and is organized in a network of research areas, educational programs and core facilities.

We welcome all Duke faculty to join us.