Rapid genomic testing is transforming medical care – particularly the diagnosis of people with rare conditions. For some critically ill children, rapid genomic testing can even be lifesaving.
News and research
On this page, you will find current research and news relating to genomics and genomic testing: explore here if you are interested in new research or advances in the area of genomics.
Queensland Genomics have produced a Genomics Information Toolkit for patients and families affected by rare disease. Information provided includes: what genomics is,
how it might help you or your family, where Queenslanders can get testing and the different kinds of genetic tests that are available.
Rare Disease Day is being celebrated on February 28th this year, with events being held by patient organisations including Genetic Support Network Victoria and Rare Voices Australia.
Australian Genomics has released an animation of the genomic testing journey, taking the viewer through the different people and processes involved. This video was created as part of Australian Genomics’ First 5 Years celebrations.
Although genomic sequencing is a powerful tool, it isn’t always the most appropriate test. This article explains when genomic sequencing will be most useful, and the associated benefits and risks.
Hunting for cancer of unknown primary — the cancer that hides its face discusses the difficulty in treating patients with cancers that have an unknown origin and how a study is…
How genetic counsellors and ultra-rapid testing help parents search for answers they dread discusses the Australian Genomics Acute Care research study, which is using genomic testing to diagnose infants in…
Genetic testing and life insurance in Australia discusses insurance policies in Australia and the potential impact of genetic testing on life insurance coverage. Read the full article HERE. Written by Maurice Thach,…
Five things to consider before ordering an online DNA test discusses the potential implications of having genetic testing for ancestry, health or other information through an online DNA test. This type…