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The Kinghorn Centre for Clinical Genomics (KCCG) was established by the Garvan Institute in 2012 to advance the use of genomic information in patient care. Clinical genomics is a rapidly evolving field focused on the use of genomic sequencing information in patient diagnosis and treatment. KCCG employs world-leading DNA analysis technology and expertise in genetics, pathology and bioinformatics to deliver and interpret genome sequences for research and clinical use. Find out more about our mission and vision in About KCCG.
Technology and Partnerships
In 2014, Garvan acquired a HiSeq X Ten sequencing platform, which provides KCCG with powerful genome sequencing potential and the capability to sequence up to 18,000 whole human genomes per year.
In 2014, the Centre also became a genomics node of BioPlatforms Australia. To streamline access to whole human genome sequencing for Australian researchers, Garvan has partnered with Bioplatforms facilities AGRF (Australian Genome Research Facility) and the Ramaciotti Centre for Genomics.
at the KCCG is focused on improving the value and interpretation of genomes for patient care. The Centre will continue to facilitate genome-based research, initially in cancer and monogenic diseases, but also in complex disease such as diabetes, osteoporosis and immunological disease.
KCCG will act as a mechanism to translate genomic research into the clinic, and is seeking accreditation to enable it to provide state-of-the-art interpretation of genomic data directly to clinicians. We are currently undergoing accreditation and anticipate being able to offer clinical services in the second quarter of 2016. For Garvan's perspective on how this may proceed, see The impact of genomics on the future of medicine and health in the Centenary Issue of the Medical Journal of Australia.
Public and professional engagement will be vital to realising the potential of clinical genomics in Australia, and the Centre is developing programs, resources and opportunities for health practitioners and communities to learn about genomics.
In the News
Landmark Lions project to provide genome sequencing to hundreds of Aussie kids with cancer - May 14, 2016
MyGene2 website reaches Open Science Prize final - May 12, 2016
NSW Health collaborative genomics grants announced - Apr 27, 2016
Handling big data in genomics: Garvan partners with NCI - Feb 25, 2016
45 and Up: working with Australia’s biggest health study - Nov 18, 2015
NHMRC funding success for Garvan researchers - Nov 09, 2015
Garvan gets behind Movember - Nov 05, 2015
Garvan partners with Genomics England - Sep 25, 2015
Genomics initiative to help children with genetic disorders - Sep 10, 2015
Garvan researchers benefit from Cancer Institute NSW equipment funding - Aug 31, 2015
Garvan Institute welcomes NSW funding of Sydney Genomics Collaborative - Jun 17, 2014
The future of genomic medicine has arrived in Australia - Jan 15, 2014
Garvan wins Hitachi Data Systems APAC Health and Life Sciences Innovation Award - Aug 30, 2013