National Centre for Indigenous Genomics

Pilot NCIG consultation at Cherbourg

Pilot NCIG consultation at Cherbourg

The Australian National University’s National Centre for Indigenous Genomics (NCIG) aims to establish a national resource, under Indigenous governance, for appropriate and respectful genetic and genomic research that will benefit Indigenous Australians. The Centre aims to gain insight into genetic profiling that will help to contribute to global medical genomic research that will also target health solutions for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. The director of the Centre, Professor Simon Easteal, gave an interview to ABC that talked about Indigenous genomics, as well as raising some sensitive ethical issues related to collecting DNA from Aboriginal Australians.

You can hear the interview here:
Global Aboriginal DNA research casts light on human genome

You can read more about the work being done at the NCIG:
NCIG Collection

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