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The Genomic Disorders Research Centre, the Coordinating Office of the Human Variome Project, is pleased to announce the next step in the Human Variome Project’s evolution, the Project Roadmap has been completed and ratified by the Project’s International Planning Group. The Project Roadmap 2010–2012 is now available to be viewed at the Human Variome Project website. The Project Roadmap 2010–2012 serves multiple purposes. It:

  • clarifies the definition of the Human Variome Project;
  • outlines an overarching strategic vision for the Human Variome Project;
  • documents the new internal structure for the Human Variome Project Consortium; and
  • outlines several internal processes for the creation and adoption of Standards, Guidelines and Partner/Affiliated projects.

In line with the new internal structure for the Human Variome Project Consortium, nominations are now called for an interim international Scientific Advisory Committee which will be elected by the delegates of the 3rd Human Variome Project Meeting, which is being held from the 10th to the 14th of May, 2010 at the UNESCO Headquarters, 7 place de Fontenoy, Paris, France. Nominations can be made by visiting the Human Variome Project website.

We would also like to thank the members of the international Planning Group for their time and effort over the past four years. They have been instrumental in bringing the Human Variome Project to this stage, from where it can now move forward as a mature entity to assist those people working with inherited disease.

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Dates for the next Human Variome Project Conference released

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Researchers go global on genes for advancement of research

The Human Variome Project was recently a feature in Science Magazine in their Policy Forum section.

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Issued: Thursday 06 Nov

An Australian led global initiative to improve the diagnosis of genetic disorders and reduce errors in the reporting of genetic variations will be published in the prestigious scientific journal Science on Friday 7 November (AUS).

“There is a staggering close to 40 percent error rate in some reporting of genetic variations,” says Professor Richard Cotton, lead author of the paper, Convenor of the Human Variome Project and honorary researcher at the University of Melbourne. 

“This means clinicians and specialists cannot solely rely on the research literature to inform the life and death decisions of diagnosis and prognosis of genetic disorders.”

Over 60 percent of people worldwide will be affected by a genetic change at some point in their lives that can result in a range of diseases such as cystic fibrosis, epilepsy and cancer.

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