Mattick reports

Welcome to my blog, where I’ll be discussing issues affecting medical research and the healthcare system.

Four ways precision medicine is making a difference

In this opinion piece for The Conversation, Professor John Mattick says that precision medicine is fast becoming a reality – making it possible to analyse an individual’s genetic makeup and to use that information to select the best treatments. It’s already having an impact on the front line. Professor Mattick identifies four areas in which

Let’s invest in the scientists looking over our horizon

In this opinion piece in The Australian, Garvan’s Executive Director, Professor John Mattick AO FAA says Australia needs to invest in farsighted and trailblazing researchers. The acquisition of knowledge — science — and its application to improve the human condition is the grandest and most important of human endeavours. It is responsible for our prosperity,

Well that’s hypothesis A

A PASSION FOR GENETICS UNFOLDS When I had to choose my field of study at the University of Sydney in 1968, I was torn. Although I loved English, philosophy, maths and science, my choice of science meant that essentially I could only study four subjects in the first year – physics, maths, biology and chemistry.

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