Professors Zornitza Stark, David Thorburn and John Christodoulou are among the 17 Australian researchers who led grants that received a share of $46.5 million for genomics research. The funding is part of the 2021 MRFF Genomics Health Futures Mission round, announced today by Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt. The projects aim to increase rare disease diagnoses and improve patient outcomes.

Victorian Clinical Genetics Services (VCGS) and Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance are celebrating the milestone of 100 Australian families who now have an answer for their child’s previously undiagnosed genetic disorder – thanks to clinical genomic sequencing.