Researching neurogenetics, and in particular, Friedreich ataxia and Huntington disease, haemochromatosis and community genetics.

The Bruce Lefroy Centre (BLC) for Genetic Health Research is a research group within the Murdoch Children's Research Institute, made possible by the generosity of the Lefroy family and friends.

The centre benefits from the synergy between the Murdoch Children's and Victorian Clinical Genetics Services, the major provider of clinical genetics services to Victoria and Tasmania.

We study genetic diseases of the nervous system including Friedreich ataxia, Parkinson's disease, autism, brain malformations, dystonia and Huntington disease.

In addition, it conducts research into genetic screening. This includes screening for reproductive risks such as cystic fibrosis, Tay Sachs disease and thalassaemia and screening for conditions that can affect the health of the screened individual including haemochromatosis.