Western Australia is poised to become a world leader in the development of personalised medicine with the opening today of the Australian National Phenome Centre (ANPC).
The Centre is set to revolutionise understanding of the biggest health challenges of our time, including cancer, diabetes, obesity and dementia and provide a roadmap for people to live longer, healthier lives.
Phenomic research will transform health care because it considers an individual’s genetic profile in combination with their lifestyle and exposure to environmental factors to understand the origins of their disease or illness and tailor the best possible treatment.
Led by Murdoch University and housed in the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research (South), the ANPC is supported by the State and Federal governments, the Australian Research Council, Western Australian Health Translation Network (WAHTN), and Western Australian universities and research institutes.
To learn more please visit the ANPC web page.