In a world-first, Monash University is leading a DNA screening program that will allow Australians aged 18-40 to assess their risk of cancer and heart disease. It is thought that early detection of these diseases will allow young Australians to make more informed health decisions.
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.
CTRL is a convenient, web-based tool created by Australian Genomics which gives research participants more control over their consent preferences when involved in a study. Read more about CTRL and the principles of dynamic consent here.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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…
100,000 whole genome milestone reached by NHS announces that Genomics England have sequenced 100,000 complete genomes from NHS patients with cancers and rare diseases, meeting their target for the 100,000…