A year in 5 key milestones

July 18, 2022

Last year we began a four-year program to embed genomic medicine in Victoria’s heath system. We have the evidence for when and how genomics can provide answers and save lives. Now it’s time to make it happen. While our 2021…

Keeping care up to date with genomics education

June 29, 2022

Genomics in the Clinic, a blended learning course from Melbourne Genomics, is helping non-genetic medical specialists bring genomics into their practice. The course combined self-directed online modules, open throughout May, and…

One workshop, four years of benefits

May 23, 2022

For Dr Joep Vissers, a Melbourne Genomics workshop was the catalyst he needed to make the move from research into the clinical genomics space. Dr Vissers was at the end of his post-doc at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre when…

Popular webinar on ordering Medicare-funded genomic tests returns with high praise

April 27, 2022

Genomic testing has been proven to make a difference in care for children with complex genetic conditions and many of these children now qualify for Medicare funded tests. The Melbourne Genomics education team again joined up…

The key to high-value care? Sustaining the genomics workforce.

March 28, 2022

A recently published Perspectives Brief from the Deeble Institute for Health Policy Research suggests a coordinated national workforce strategy is needed to enable the delivery of high-value genomic medicine. Authored by Dr…

Dr Kushani Jayasinghe awarded the ACMG Foundation’s 2022 Richard King Award

March 25, 2022

Dr Kushani Jayasinghe, Flagship clinician on the Genetic Kidney Disease Clinical Project, received the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) Foundation’s 2022 Richard King Award for Best Publication by a…

GenoVic now supports testing for both cancer and inherited conditions at Monash Health

December 13, 2021

GenoVic is a Melbourne Genomics member-developed system designed to support genomic testing at scale. It enables experts to securely manage and analyse the data at each stage of a clinical test. The Monash Health Pathology team…

How community voices get heard in a research-health service alliance

December 1, 2021

A grassroots community advisory group enabled Melbourne Genomics to address complex issues like privacy, informed consent, patient experience and the re-use of genomic data. A paper published in Research Involvement and…

First-of-its-kind study finds genomic testing for children with glomerular disease is cost-saving

September 16, 2021

Glomerular diseases affect the tiny filtering units in the kidney responsible for cleaning blood – the glomeruli. Faulty glomeruli can lead to kidney failure and is one of the most common causes of genetic kidney disease. A first…

Guidelines on the use of genomics to stop hospital superbugs published

August 16, 2021

Superbugs (antibiotic-resistant bacteria) can arrive unseen in hospitals in the skin or gut of unaffected patients, and spread to more vulnerable patients who can become seriously ill. The Melbourne Genomics Controlling Superbugs…

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