MAGI is concerned with research and diagnosis of rare genetic diseases. It has been operating since 2006 in Italy and abroad. Today it includes five centres including a medical genetics laboratory specialised in next generation sequencing in Bolzano, a medical genetics laboratory specialised in MLPA in Rovereto (Trento) and a genetic diseases information centre at San Felice del Benaco (Brescia).
In the international context, MAGI has built a non-profit diagnostic centre in Tirana (Albania) and a spin-off laboratory at the University of Krasnoyarsk (Siberia). MAGI specialises in the development of genetic tests for little-known and rarely diagnosed Mendelian diseases; indeed, for some diseases MAGI is the only organisation in Italy and one of the few in Europe that can provide a genetic test. The organisation invests most of its profits in scientific research and training/information for healthcare personnel, including in developing countries, where MAGI offers a series of health services such as free genetic testing through Charity Program.