Pathways to a genetic diagnosis

November 7, 2022

Author: Monica Ferrie, Genetic Support Network of Victoria In 2021, the United Nations recognised the rights of people living with a rare disease to have the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health and to have…

Applying the abstract to the real world: our variant interpretation course is highly rated

November 4, 2022

Melbourne Genomics’ brand-new extended course, Introduction to Clinical Variant Interpretation for Medical Scientists, successfully wrapped up in September. Variant interpretation is the process of finding and prioritising the…

The making of Diagnosis Day

October 31, 2022

Author: Clara Gaff, Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance A study provides the evidence for change. A model shows people how to make the change. But a story makes people WANT to change. Stories underpin our mission to bring…

New series shines a light on rare genetic conditions

October 24, 2022

A new LinkedIn video series will follow six Aussie families with rare genetic conditions, as they search for answers. Patrick’s body can’t absorb protein. Josh has breathing problems that doctors dismiss as behavioural. Selima…

Using these videos

October 24, 2022

We’re glad you found Diagnosis Day useful and are interested in sharing the families’ stories. Here’s a short guide on how you – or your organisation – can use these videos. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons…

Dr Natalie Thorne recognised in Brilliant Women in Digital Health award

October 17, 2022

Dr Natalie Thorne of Melbourne Genomics has been recognised as one of 25 Brilliant Women in Digital Health in 2022. Presented by Telstra Health, the awards highlight women who have made outstanding achievements in digital health…

Ground-breaking projects get funding through Genomics Health Futures Mission

September 23, 2022

These projects don’t just take genomics forward. They’ll ensure all Australians can benefit from the most exciting field in medicine. The Medical Research Future Fund is a $20 billion investment in research and innovation. It…

New GenoVic release includes key data access and reuse functionality

September 16, 2022

GenoVic is Melbourne Genomics’ clinical-grade system for laboratories that can facilitate each step of a genomic test, securely store the big data it generates, and enable that data to inform a patient’s care. The new GenoVic…

Victorian evidence leads to Medicare-funded genomic test for kidney disease

September 8, 2022

Dialysis for kidney disease is the number one reason Australians are hospitalised. For many Australians with kidney disease, pinpointing the precise cause has always been difficult. For thousands of Australians, this meant…

A year in 5 key milestones

July 18, 2022

Last year we began a four-year program to embed genomic medicine in Victoria’s heath system. We have the evidence for when and how genomics can provide answers and save lives. Now it’s time to make it happen. While our 2021…


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