New resource for clinical genomics research

Garvan is part of a collaboration that has developed an online resource to introduce clinicians and researchers to clinical genomics research.

Gayathri Parasivam and Kristen Boggs, Genetic Counsellor Clinical Genomic Researchers, review the new resource

24 May 2018

Genomics has the potential to transform healthcare by improving the diagnosis of rare and genetic conditions, assessing individuals’ disease predisposition, guiding the selection of treatment options, and more. A strong evidence base is required to underpin this transformation.

This resource aims to assist clinicians and researchers who are starting clinical genomics research in their area of expertise.

It steps users through the key considerations for clinical genomics research, covering topics like ethics, participant interactions and the multidisciplinary team. It also addresses project and experimental design, and the challenges associated with different genomic technologies and genomic data. The content includes links to professional guidelines and case studies to allow users to apply their new knowledge.

This important resource recognises the complexity of genomic research and the challenges that result from the sheer volume of data and the sensitive nature of genomic information.

The Clinical Genomics Research Resource was developed by Bioplatforms Australia, NSW Health Centre for Genetics Education and Garvan’s Kinghorn Centre for Clinical Genomics (KCCG) with support funding from the NSW Ministry of Health Office of Health and Medical Research (OHMR),

The Clinical Genomics Research Resource can be accessed on the Centre for Genetics Education website:

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