Genomics is the future of healthcare. That’s why 10 leading hospitals, research and academic institutions committed to bringing it to Victoria, and why the Victorian Government invested in our work.
Continued investment in genomics is key to a world-class health system: one that can provide precise care to Victorians and tackle the health challenges of the future.
What does genomics mean for Victoria?
It means answers.
For thousands of Victorians who live with unexplained medical conditions, for the parents desperately worried for their children, for those unknowingly at risk of cancer or hereditary conditions, genomics can bring answers.
For many people, it will change their care and treatment. For some, it will save their lives.
It means jobs.
The genomics revolution is creating skilled jobs across Victoria: from clinical care to diagnostics, pathology, bioinformatics, data science, software development, policy, science communication and project management.
It means breakthroughs.
Victoria is already a national leader in health and medical research. Now it's set to be a world leader in translating genomic discoveries into better patient care, because Victorians invested in the alliances, systems and technology to make it happen.
It means protection.
Antibiotic-resistant ‘superbugs’ are one of the world’s greatest emerging threats. Genomics gives us the tools to identify transmissions in real time and prevent outbreaks – just as it’s now doing in the COVID-19 response.
It means a lifetime of precision care.
The truly exciting use of genomic data is when it’s analysed together with clinical, population, biological and behavioural data – to give doctors a precise understanding of what works for each of us as individuals.
This can take trial and error out of treatment. It can stop diseases before the first symptoms can appear, and help us make informed choices about our health and our families.