Genomics in general practice


Last revised: 30 Nov 2018

Acknowledgements and recognitions

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) gratefully acknowledges the contributions of the members of the Advisory Group and the writer for their roles in developing the content for this resource.

The RACGP is also grateful to the many reviewers and representatives who reviewed and provided scholarly feedback on draft material.

In 2015, the RACGP inherited the 2007 publication Genetics in family medicine: The Australian handbook for general practitioners, which was produced under the auspices of the now defunct agency, Biotechnology Australia, with support from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). The RACGP is grateful to the authors of the original 2007 resource and its contributors for their work, which formed the foundation of Genomics in general practice. 

Advisory group

Professor Jon Emery,Co-Chair, Genomics in general practice Advisory Group;Herman Professor of Primary Care Cancer Research, The University of Melbourne and Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre

Professor Sylvia Metcalfe, Co-Chair, Genomics in general practice Advisory Group; Group Leader, Genetics Education and Health Research, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute; Professor in Medical Genetics, Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne

Associate Professor Grant Blashki, Nossal Institute for Global Health, The University of Melbourne

Professor John Christodoulou, Theme Director, Genetics Research; Head, Neurodevelopmental Genomics Research Group; Chair, Genomic Medicine, Department of Paediatrics, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

Ms Kate Dunlop, Director, The Centre for Genetics Education, NSW Health

Dr Simon Morgan, General Practitioner, Elermore Vale General Practice, New South Wales


Ms Taryn Charles, Senior Project Officer, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute

Conflicts of interest

This publication has been produced in accordance with the rules and processes outlined in the RACGP’s Conflict of interest policy.