Funding made by NSW Health for mito research
Congratulations to Professor Carolyn Sue, whose research team was one of four recipients of the 2014/15 NSW Genomics Collaborative Grants. A share of $2.72 million was distributed to research institutions to enable the exploration of better treatments for cancer, mito, inherited heart disease in babies and schizophrenia. Read more here
The ‘Healthy Kids Series’ aims to increase awareness of health issues that have a big impact in our society. Read more about what Professor David Thorburn presented on.
The UK has now become the first country to approve laws to allow the creation of babies from three people. The modified version of IVF has passed its final legislative obstacle after being approved by the House of Lords overnight. Read more of the story here
A landmark vote occurred in the UK last night with the House of Commons voting in favour of pioneering mito replacement techniques. This could help to eliminate certain incurable genetic mitochondrial diseases. Read more…
17 April 2015
Jackson’s Footy Tips for mito!
3 May 2015
Event sold out!
15 June 2015
28 June 2015
2015 series announced soon!
Watch a segment on Channel Seven News featuring mitochondrial disease (mito), within a story on The Garvan Institute’s new gene sequencing.
Listen in to ABC Radio National’s Life Matters program this morning where host Natasha Mitchell interviews a panel of Australian experts about mitochondrial donation IVF technique.
Listen to Melbourne radio 3AW where Dr Sally Cockburn interviews Australian experts about mitochondrial donation IVF technique last Sunday 8 February.
Discussions surrounding the British MPs vote in favour of the creation of babies with DNA from two women and one man, in an historic move. Watch the coverage and fantastic interview with Toby Beard talking about her personal journey with mito.
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Coverage from 9 News. Medical experts hope the Australian government will eventually allow so-called “three parent” babies after the UK parliament lifted a ban on a genetic technique. Read more.