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We are advancing genome science through cutting-edge pilot research projects funded by GEM. Researchers are partnering across disciplines and practices to investigate mechanistic connections between the airway microbiome and cancer, probiotics and obesity treatments, healthy pregnancy outcomes and the microbiome, and much more.

What we do
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GEM wants you to know more about genomes so you can make better health decisions. This shifting and personalizing of medicine comes through research, education and community outreach.

Our Leadership

Executive Director Tim Murphy, Co-directors Norma Nowak and Jennifer Surtees, and the GEM Advisory Committee guide the community.

Our Challenge

Advancing understanding of the genome, the microbiome and their interaction with the environment, and using this knowledge to benefit humanity in a just, broad-based and responsible manner is a grand challenge of our time.

GEM Pilot Funds

Learn more about GEM microbiome pilot funding

Upcoming Events
Artist`s Talk at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center
7:00 p.m.
Hallwalls: 341 DELAWARE AVE. BUFFALO, NY 14202
Zodiaque Dance Company
7:30 p.m.
Center for the Arts, North Campus
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