The UAB NF Program is internationally recognized for its contributions to outstanding clinical care, research, and education related to all forms of neurofibromatosis (NF1, NF2, and schwannomatosis). We are the national coordinating center for the NF Clinical Trials Consortium, funded by the Department of Defense to perform clinical trials for all forms of neurofibromatsis.

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Genetics News

Today is DNA Day
April 25 is National DNA Day. This day commemorates the day in 1953 when James Watson, Francis Crick, Maurice Wilkins, Rosalind Franklin and colleagues published papers in the journal Nature on the structure of DNA. The UAB Department of Genetics gathered in the Finley Conference Room for light refreshments, a DNA cake, and a little DNA humor from the chair of the department, Dr. Bruce Korf. The department gathers on the day to celebrate the discovery and understanding of DNA and the scientific advances that understanding has made possible. Happy DNA Day!

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Clinical Services:
 Our goal is to deliver outstanding care for patients and families through integrated clinical and laboratory services. For some conditions, we are considered a national and international referral source.



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Research:
 We seek to expand knowledge and create new applications through laboratory and clinical research along the continuum from fundamental studies to preclinical investigations, to bench-to bedside translation, to clinical practice and community implementation.

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Education:
 We provide genetics education and training to students, health professionals, researchers, and the public.