Genomics can help find answers to many health conditions related to children, adults and even pregnancies. While the process can be arduous, time-intensive, and sometimes inconclusive, it is instances like these that shine a light on the importance of genomic testing and its potential to change lives.
Our Statewide Clinal Lead, Professor Chris Barnett helped identify and treat 2 rare genetic diseases here in South Australia.
Through genetic testing, many causes of pregnancy loss can now be identified, providing families with reproductive choice to improve the chance of having a healthy pregnancy in the future.
Gene therapy is a technique that uses a gene to treat, prevent or cure a disease or medical disorder. Often, gene therapy works by adding new copies of a gene that is broken, or by replacing a defective or missing gene in a patient’s cells with a healthy version of that gene.
You can read more about these stories here:
Browse our website for more information on current and upcoming projects of the Statewide Clinical Genomics Network.