Section of Medical Genetics and PennGen
The Section of Medical Genetics was founded in 1970 and has focused on the study of naturally occurring genetic diseases of companion animals.
The section is dedicated to pursuing clinical and laboratory research on hereditary diseases of companion animals to better understand the disease processes and to develop novel therapeutic approaches.
The section offers opportunities in education and training of veterinarians, graduate researchers, and students in all aspects of comparative medical genetics through courses, clinical rotations, residencies, fellowships, seminars and publications.
PennGen is a genetic testing facility operated through the Section of Medical Genetics. It is a collection of labs that co-ordinate as a not-for-profit unit, offering routine testing for a variety of genetic diseases, metabolic screening for inborn errors of metabolism, and a number of other diagnostic genetic services. Along with genetic testing of national and international samples, PennGen engages in research to uncover the genetic basis of a wide range of diseases in all types of animals from domestic pets through to zoo animals and exotic wildlife.
For testing information, submission forms, or sample submission instructions, please visit PennGen's website at: