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Medical specialists - Medical genetics

Medical genetics, also referred to as genetic medicine, involves the diagnosis and management of hereditary disorders - birth defects and inherited susceptibility to health problems.

Medical geneticists' services include newborn screening for genetic disorders, risk assessment for developing a disease in adulthood, genetic counseling, gene therapy and personalized medicine.

The Human genome project and advanced technology have accelerated the evolution of medical genetics to dizzying pace. The rapid development is mirorred by geneticists specialising in areas such as clinical genetics, cytogenetics, genetic counselling, metabolic or biochemical genetics, molecular genetics and mitochondrial genetics. They are often involved in research with a university or larger public hospital and work within those settings.

The Human Genetics Society of Australasia (HGSA) is a forum for professionals working in the broader, more research-oriented area. The Society promotes the interest of the science of genetics in Australia and Asia. According to the Society, there are over 900 specialists/researchers working in this field.

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Genetics Services, Sydney Children's Hospital

Genetics Services, Sydney Children's Hospital

Randwick, NSW 2031

Diagnostic services and counselling for children and families with genetic diseases and birth defects.


Paternity and Forensic DNA testing

Springwood, QLD 4127

EasyDNA is a leading DNA testing provider offering a wide range of DNA tests including paternity and relationship tests. All tests are performed by a highly accredited DNA testing laboratory for complete peace of mind. All tests are handled with the utmost confidentiality and results can be available in as little as 3 working days. Home DNA tests are also available.

Medical Genetics Australia

Dr Stephen Withers, Clinical Geneticist
Andrea Hayward, Genetic Counsellor

Brisbane, QLD 4000



Cutting edge stem cell therapy

Liverpool, NSW 2100


Dr. Manju Salaria

Clinical Geneticist

St Kilda, VIC 3004



Stem cell therapy in India

Noida, Uttar Pradesh, 201301

Advancells provides leading Stem cell treatment Solutions for vast arena of diseases. Being pioneers in Autologous stem cells treatments, we have treated successfully many patients who were suffering from various diseases like eye disorders , COPD, Macular Degeneration, CLI, Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, Parkinson, Multiple Sclerosis, Autism, Cerebral Palsy etc.

Dr Sondhya Ghedia

Clinical Geneticist
Northern Children's Specialist Centre

St Leonards, NSW 2065

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