Access to life-saving genomic testing for critically-ill children across Australia is a step closer, with the release of a new study that finds ultra-rapid testing can transform the diagnosis and treatment of children in intensive care.
Full-scale recruitment for a $20 million reproductive genetic carrier screening study has begun in four states and territories ahead of national expansion next year.
Federal research funding of up to almost $5 million will help transform the care of critically-ill children with genetic conditions and deliver a national program for rapid genomic diagnosis.
The risk of a person having their genetic results passed on to life insurers is deterring up to 10 per cent of people from proceeding with potentially life-changing genomic testing, a new Australian Genomics study finds.
A review and consultation by research network Australian Genomics has led to a National Clinical Genomic Consent Form that will help to standardise practices around patient consent across the country. From today these are available and able to be adapted at a local level.