Ground-breaking and life changing successes in Genomics
18 Apr 2023
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:
Genetic ‘spelling error’ left Adelaide teen facing blindness, but eye injections saved his sight — ABC News
A group of local researchers is offering hope to parents who’ve lost babies that future pregnancies can be given a better chance of success. — Ch9 News
Browse our website for more information on current and upcoming projects of the Statewide Clinical Genomics Network.