Welcome! We are now in the process of analysing the data from all phases of the Genioz study. In the coming months we will share the findings on the website.

In the media...

Privacy Concerns for personal Genomic tests

Listen to one of our research Professor Brenda Wilson speaking to Dr. Norman Swan on his ABC radio program Health Report Listen here

Should I sequence my genes?

Have a listen to this BBC radio 5 live science podcast. One of our co-researchers, Anna Middleton is one of the interviewees.


The forum below went to air, Monday 20th February 2017 on ABC RN's Big Ideas program. Take a listen to it here: http://ab.co/2kPQpeg

Free Public event

Our study lead Sylvia Metcalfe is a guest on a panel: #DNA in medicine. This is a free public event in Melbourne on Wednesday 30th November at 6.30pm.
Organised by Melbourne Genomic Health Alliance. Come along and learn about the issues

Who really owns your genetic information?

One of our researchers, Dr. Jacqueline Savard sits down to talk with Kelly Higgins-Devine at ABC Brisbane for Afternoons on Monday, February 6th, about Who really owns your genetic information?
You can have a listen to the program here:

Australasian Science

Four of our Genioz team members contributed to this special edition of Australasian Science on Personal Genomics (July/August). See a snapshot here of the articles by Sylvia Metcalfe, Jacqueline Savard, Kathleen Gray and Ainsley Newson (also guest editorial).
The following full articles are available. Click on the title to read:
Ainsley Newson The Age of Genomics
Ainsley Newson and David Amor Genomic Testing as a Lifetime Health Resource?
Jacqueline Savard The Ethics of Online Genomics Tests
Sylvia Metcalfe Personal Genomics: What Do Consumers Want?

Navigating the interweb's promise to take us to our ancestors

Two of our team members, Jacqueline Savard and Ainsley Newson, contributed to this article in May 2016:
Genetic testing to help us discover our ancestry is at our fingertips and mouse clicks, but which ones are accurate, and are they ethical?
By Andrea Booth
Source: NITV
Image: Getty images


Our 4th and final competition winner has been notified

Congratulations to our final competition winner from the survey. A big thank you to everyone who filled in the survey and for the great and diverse comments.

Our third winner!

Our third winner has been notified! Could YOU be the next winner? Explore your thoughts on DNA testing in our survey for your chance to enter the competition!

Our 2nd competition winner!

Congratulations to the second winner of the Genioz competition! After completing the Genioz survey, they entered by telling us what personal genomics means to them.

Our first winner

Congratulations to our first winner of one of four $300 vouchers (11/07/2016).

For your chance to win the next voucher, answer our survey here.
Once you have completed it, enter the competition by telling us what personal genomics means to you.
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Australian Science Communicators National Conference 2017

Bronwyn Terrill presented:
'The more I know about genetics...' using research to inform language and approaches to genetics and genomics education with the Australian public

Human Genetics Society of Australasia - Annual Scientific Meeting, Australia 2016

Chriselle Hickerton presented:
Perceptions of authenticity and trust:Information-seeking about personal genomics by the Australian public
2015 Focus group data

13th World Congress of Bioethics, Scotland 2016

Ainsley Newson presented:
No risk, no worries?
An empirical and ethical investigation into Australians' attitudes towards personal genomics.
2015 Focus group data

The European Human Genetics Conference, Barcelona 2016

Sylvia Metcalfe presented:
Exploring Australian public knowledge and understanding of genetic concepts and terminology in the era of personal genomics
2015 Focus group data

The International Congress of Human Genetics, Japan 2016

Bronwyn Terrill presented:

Exploring Australian public knowledge and understanding of DNA, genes and genetic testing in the era of personal genomics.

2015 Focus group data