Reducing the burden of inherited disease: the Human Variome Project

R John Massie and Martin B Delatycki
Med J Aust 2010; 193 (7): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2010.tb03987.x
Published online: 4 October 2010

To the Editor: The editorial on the Human Variome Project by Cotton and Macrae1 neatly lays out the reasons for government funding for gene mutation databases for inherited diseases.

  • 1 Royal Childrens Hospital Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 2 Austin Health, Melbourne, VIC.


  • 1. Cotton RGH, Macrae FA. Reducing the burden of inherited disease: the Human Variome Project [editorial]. Med J Aust 2010; 192: 628-629. <MJA full text>
  • 2. Massie J, Petrou V, Forbes R, et al. Population-based carrier screening for cystic fibrosis in Victoria: the first three years experience. Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 2009; 49 Suppl 5: 484-489.
  • 3. Christie LM, Ingrey AJ, Turner GM, et al. Outcomes of a cystic fibrosis carrier testing clinic for couples. Med J Aust 2009; 191: 499-501. <MJA full text>


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