Stream 4 - Genetics, Gene Therapy and Genomics

Genetics, Gene Therapy and Genomics

Research into genetics and the human genome aims to understand the biology of genetic disorders, including rare disorders such as Ret Syndrome and Arts Syndrome.

All newborns in NSW and the ACT are screened by the NSW Newborn Screening Program for errors of the metabolism.

Other research areas involve eye and developmental genetics, genetic skeletal disorders, and lysosomes.

Another important area is gene therapy, which aims to treat genetic conditions in children by replacing faulty genes with healthy ones.