ABOUT THE INSTITUTE
The main objective of the Clinical Institute of Medical Genetics (CIMG) is to provide genetic diagnostics and genetic counseling for patients and families with genetic diseases in Slovenia.
The beginnings of cytogenetic diagnostics date back to 1966, only ten years after the discovery of the correct number of human chromosomes. Our genetic counseling services started in the seventies, and molecular genetic diagnostics was set up in the nineties. In addition to genetic services, we also counsel pregnant women regarding medication use during pregnancy.
Besides our focus towards patients and families, we are actively involved in organizing graduate and postgraduate studies in the field of medical genetics at the Medical Faculty, as well as in the Interdisciplinary postgraduate study at the University of Ljubljana.
The transfer of the latest, high quality genetic diagnostics technologies and up to date genetic knowledge into the routine genetic practice is assured by intensive research work. Specific emphasis is given to the epidemiology of genetic diseases, important for public health, male and female infertility, neurogenetics, and recently also the developing area of genetic treatment. Using the latest genomic technologies, we are introducing an individualized patient approach, thus entering the field of personalized (genomic) medicine.