Our Research

Carnegie has a rich legacy of scientific breakthroughs in genetics and developmental biology.

Early in the Institution's history, Carnegie researchers painstakingly elucidated a detailed description of the stages of human embryonic development. Later, genetic research led to some of the most-foundational breakthroughs about heredity of the 20th century, resulting in several Nobel Prize recognitions. As the fields of molecular biology and genomics came into their own, Carnegie researchers again led the way.

Today, Carnegie biologists deploy this deep expertise to elucidate the cellular and molecular processes underpinning health concerns ranging from infertility to heart disease and muscular deterioration to kidney stones.