The sharing of information about gene-disease associations between Australian laboratories will be made far easier from today as Australian Genomics launches a local instance of PanelApp.
The pilot phase of a $20 million reproductive genetic carrier screening study is underway, with the first couples tested ahead of full recruitment which begins early in 2020.
A new Australian Genomics paper published in the Medical Journal of Australia offers recommendations for further streamlining these processes as part of a wider review of human research ethics and governance frameworks, and discusses how those changes need to fit into the context of large-scale international research efforts.
November 14 is Genetic Counsellor Awareness Day. On this day we recognise all Genetic Counsellors, particularly those within the Australian Genomics research network, who make a significant difference in the lives of patients undergoing genomic testing.