Genetic testing has shed new light on the deaths of nearly 500 young Australians and New Zealanders who died from sudden cardiac death in a 3-year period, the New England Journal of Medicine reports today.
Victorian children will be amongst the first in Australia to have access to clinical genomic testing after the Victorian Clinical Genetics Services (VCGS) received accreditation from the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) for its whole-exome sequencing service.
Simran Kaur (1st year PhD student with the Neurodevelopmental Genomics Research Group) was selected to take part in the inaugural Australian French Entrepreneurship Challenge 2016, an initiative of French and Australian government, education and industry to expose Australian PhD students to the key challenges of entrepreneurship. Here she shares her experience.
Today, in a landmark article in leading international journal Science, the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) has shared its vision and progress on a global clinical and genomic data-sharing initiative to allow clinicians and scientists across the world to access and use data to tackle genetic diseases and cancer to improve human health.
Experts say considerable improvement is needed to increase access to mental health services and address health inequities for vulnerable children including those from low income families and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.
As Group Leader of craniofacial research Peter Farlie’s work focuses on developmental biology and in particular, the mechanisms regulating development and the way early development is coordinated between different parts of the embryo. These issues are particularly important in trying to understand the causes of birth defects.