Victoria leads the way in national Genomic Health Futures Mission grants

July 7, 2021

In excellent news for the future of genomics in Victoria, Melbourne Genomics member organisations have attracted over $27 million in grants through the 2020 Genomics Health Futures Mission. In total, more than $30 million in…

Turning the vision of an ideal clinical system for genomic healthcare into a reality

June 28, 2021

The Melbourne Genomics team recently welcomed Kitty O’Brien, a technical business analyst. She will be working with Alliance members and end-users of GenoVic – our shared clinical system for genomics – to better understand what…

Genomic ‘super-sleuths’ are stopping superbugs before they do harm

June 23, 2021

The Victorian Government’s investment in a world-first genomic sequencing clinical project is stopping hospital superbugs in their tracks – preventing outbreaks and saving lives. Superbugs (antibiotic-resistant bacteria) can…

Newly developed genomic oncology workshops a success

April 19, 2021

Newly developed genomic workshops, Practical genomics for oncologists, were delivered in December 2020 by Melbourne Genomics. Two sessions ran online via Zoom – one for trainees and one for specialists. Registrants included…

Genomic testing can end diagnostic odysseys for patients with complex neurological and neurodegenerative diseases

February 23, 2021

A Melbourne Genomics study published in the Journal of Neurological Sciences found that genomic testing is a valuable diagnostic tool for a range of complex neurological diseases. Study leads Dr Dhamidhu Eratne and Professor…

New bioinformatics software helps create new testing pipelines faster

February 23, 2021

Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance-developed bioinformatics application, aCLImatise, significantly reduces workforce effort required to build a clinical testing pipeline, enabling laboratories to implement new bioinformatic…

Genomic testing for infants born with isolated hearing loss is cost-effective

February 23, 2021

A first-of-its-kind study, auspiced by Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance and published in The Laryngoscope, found genomic sequencing for babies born with isolated hearing loss to be cost-effective. Authored by clinical genetics…

Immersion learning drives wider adoption of genomic medicine

December 14, 2020

Immersion learning not only improves the skills and knowledge of individual clinicians but drives new linkages between medical specialties and genetics services that can improve patient care, according to new Melbourne Genomics…

First-of-its-kind chatbot developed to support genetic counselling

December 1, 2020

Scientists at CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, in partnership with Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance, have developed an Australian-first digital conversation agent (a ‘chatbot’) that could support patients in making…

Funding boost for genomic medicine will improve care for Victorians

November 24, 2020

More Victorians will benefit from quicker and more accurate diagnosis – and more precise and efficient treatment – thanks to new funding in the 2020-21 Victorian State Budget. The Victorian Government will provide more than $35…

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