22 November 2023 | News
Genomics medicine is revolutionising healthcare, particularly for people with rare diseases and cancer
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The Austrlian government is unlocking the power and potential of personalised medicine with $66 million for genomics research into a number of serious diseases and common chronic conditions.
A total of 25 projects will share in the latest funding to use genomics to improve testing and diagnosis for many diseases, while reducing unnecessary interventions and health care costs.
Researchers will use genetics to:
Each of the 25 projects will receive up to $3 million through the Medical Research Future Fund’s (MRFF) $500 million Genomics Health Futures Mission.
“This research will lead to earlier diagnosis of a number of serious diseases and common chronic illnesses, with the promise of earlier treatments that will make a real difference to people’s lives,” said Mark Butler MP, Minister for Health and Aged Care.