An Indigenous Australian Reference Genome: Indigenous Inclusion In The Benefits Of Genomic Medicine

Grant number: 1143734 | Funding period: 2018 - 2020

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Abstract

This project will establish an Indigenous Australian reference genome (the NCIGrg) within the National Centre for Indigenous Genomics (NCIG) using advanced genome sequencing technologies and data analytics and evaluate its research and clinical utility. The NCIGrg will be cornerstone of future genomic research and its clinical application in Indigenous communities. It will underpin NCIG’s commitment to ensuring that Indigenous Australians are included in the benefits of genomic medicine.