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Genetic kidney disease

Although there is currently no cure for genetic kidney disease, early identification and proactive treatment can slow the disease’s progression, delaying the need for dialysis and kidney transplants.

Although there is currently no cure for genetic kidney disease, early identification and proactive treatment can slow the disease’s progression, delaying the need for dialysis and kidney transplants.

This project will investigate whether genomic sequencing can provide more definitive diagnosis – in potentially up to one quarter of patients – and enable more personalised care for children and adults.

Genetic kidney disease affects at least 3% of the Australian population and accounts for around 40% of children and 20% of adults who require dialysis or kidney transplantation.