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The Genome Biology and Genetics Program at the Perkins is lead by Professor Ryan Lister. The program focuses on factors that affect health and well being at the genetic, protein and population levels, with the common aim of improving diagnosis and treatment of disease.

Professor Ryan Lister

Professor Ryan Lister

Epigenetics and Genomics (Program Head - Genome Biology and Genetics)

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One in twenty five couples found to be at high risk of having a baby with a recessive genetic condition

WA’s first pre-pregnancy study finishing screening for more than 200 couples The first major pre-pregnancy screening study in WA found around 4% of couples were at risk of having a…

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Changing view of Muscular Dystrophy

Perkins PhD student, Dr Macarena Cabrera-Serrano, from the Laboratory for Neurogenetic Diseases, was lead author on the paper, Expanding the phenotype of GMPPB mutations. Although Congenital Muscular Dystrophy has several…

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Perth team solve forty-year genetic mystery

Research involving teams in Perth, Spain and Sweden identified the genetic mutation for the late-onset muscle weakening disease. Professor Nigel Laing AO, Head of the Neurogenetic Disease Laboratory at the…

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