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.
Researchers would like to hear from those in the Genetic, Undiagnosed and Rare Disease Community about the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on their well-being, access to healthcare, and peer support.
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.
Around 3000 Australian families are expected to benefit each year from the Federal Government’s listing of genetic testing for childhood syndromes and intellectual disability on the Medicare Benefits Schedule.