Thomson Geer has provided legal advice in respect of the establishment and operation of the first ever clinical whole genome testing service in Australia, which recently opened at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Sydney. Genome.One was launched by the New South Wales Minister for Health.
Traditional testing labs usually analyse just one gene, or a panel or genes, at a time. Genome.One will be able to analyse all 20,000 genes from one blood test, a service that could triple diagnosis rates among people with rare unknown genetic diseases.
Our team, led by Special Counsel, Dianne Beer, was responsible for and continues to be involved in several key aspects of the establishment and operation of this service.