45 and Up: working with Australia’s biggest health study
18 November 2015
The Garvan Institute’s Kinghorn Centre for Clinical Genomics (KCCG) is embarking on a collaborative genome sequencing project with the Sax Institute, whose ‘45 and Up’ study is the largest ongoing study of healthy ageing in the southern hemisphere.
Blood samples from two thousand of the study’s participants will form part of the NSW Government-funded Medical Genome Reference Bank – the largest of its kind in the world. Genome sequencing of the samples by KCCG will help researchers identify what the genetic profiles of the “wellderly” look like, and use these as a filter to distinguish between normal genetic variation and variation caused by disease.