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This project is investigating a number of immune disorders that have a known genetic basis: primary immunodeficiencies (PIDs), systemic autoinflammatory disorders (SAIDs) and hereditary angioedema (HAE).

The immune system is responsible for fighting infection in the body; immune disorders occur when the body mistakenly attacks its own body tissues.

This project is investigating a number of immune disorders that have a known genetic basis: primary immunodeficiencies (PIDs), systemic autoinflammatory disorders (SAIDs) and hereditary angioedema (HAE).

These conditions have severe impact on people’s daily lives, and are typically very difficult to diagnose accurately. Patients with immune conditions often remain undiagnosed for many years. Clearer diagnosis enables optimal management of the condition, as well as better identification of relatives at risk.

We are investigating whether genomic sequencing can provide quicker and more accurate diagnosis of immune conditions, potentially making a huge impact on the lives of adults and children.

Click here for more information on Melbourne Genomics' immunology project.