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Providing better care to more Victorians with genomic sequencing

More than 2,000 patients have been given the chance to find the cause of their genetic illness or to access better treatments or care by receiving a genomic sequencing test through Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance.

Established in 2013, Melbourne Genomics is an Alliance of 10 leading healthcare, academic and medical research organisations working together to create the widespread change needed to deliver genomic medicine within Victoria’s healthcare system.

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Rapid DNA sequencing transforms care for critically unwell children

Rapid genomic sequencing for babies and children with suspected genetic conditions improves health outcomes and saves healthcare dollars – transforming rare disease diagnosis in paediatric and neonatal intensive care.

A nationally-leading Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance study, undertaken by a team of experts from Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, The Royal Children’s Hospital and Monash Children’s Hospital, has demonstrated the usefulness of rapid genomic sequencing for intensive care patients with suspected genetic conditions.

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Better diagnosis for patients; improved superbug protection: more genomic sequencing in Victoria

A world-leading project aiming to improve control of superbugs among high-risk hospital patients is one of five new projects that will see more patients in Victoria access genomic sequencing in healthcare.

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100 children and families finally get answers through genomics

Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance are celebrating the milestone of 100 Australian families who now have a diagnosis for their child’s previously undiagnosed genetic disorder – thanks to genomic sequencing.

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Results demonstrate the success of genomic medicine

Patients get quicker, more accurate diagnosis and more personalised care when genomic sequencing is delivered within healthcare, our Australian-first study shows.

Victorian Health Minister, The Hon Jill Hennessy, today announced key findings from the Demonstration Project of the Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance, which during 2014-2015 provided genomic sequencing to selected Victorian hospital patients and evaluated its usefulness for medical practice.

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