An Article on Rare Diseases – by Associate Professor Carol Wicking

Associate Professor Carol Wicking is a biomedical researcher at The University of Queensland’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB), Director of the IMB Centre for Rare Disease Research and a member of the Scientific and Medical Advisory Committee of Rare Voices Australia.

“Change is in the air for rare diseases;  change that is driven by technological advances that allow scientists to sequence every gene or in some cases every one of the 3 billion base pairs that make up our DNA.”

Associate Professor Carol Wicking highlights the importance of genetic diagnosis and how it can provide hope in moving toward improved treatment and tailored disease management, as well as provide researchers with the clue they need to move towards new therapies.

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