5 Apr 2024

New research helps shorten 'diagnostic odyssey' for rare disorders

From Afternoons, 1:35 pm on 5 April 2024

In the world of rare disorders, some people face a long period of limbo before they can get any answers - a journey dubbed the "diagnostic odyssey". A new project has been completed which will make the sometimes decades-long process of diagnosis an easier one. Professor Stephen Robertson, Principal Investigator for the Genomics Aotearoa funded research and Cure Kids Chair of Paediatric Genetics. He joins Jesse to discuss.

Pharmaceutical research. Scientist preparing sample ready for automated analysis in a lab.

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