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Genomes and Geniuses

April 18, 2018

​Last week our Ogilvy CommonHealth team had the privilege of visiting the ‘hope-makers’ at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and Kinghorn Cancer Centre in Darlinghurst, Sydney.

From the iconic DNA-inspired helical staircase we were led through the state-of-the-art facility on an extraordinary tour that expanded our minds and lifted our spirits. Our bodies may also benefit from the incredible work of the Garvan, with some of us keen to undergo genome sequencing, the results of which are now available in just 4 days!

From million dollar genome sequencers and 3D printers to VR headsets displaying real-time red blood cell flow and internal cell matrix – you’ve never heard so many ‘oohs’ and ‘wows’ from a group who make it their business to know the latest in medical research and technology. 

We were completely blown away by the innovation and advances in research, particularly into rare and neglected cancers. The Garvan prides itself on ‘looking at the diseases that no one else is looking at.’ A lesson in uncommon thinking.

The Garvan’s life saving research is only possible through donations from the general public and government grants. But with funding being reduced year on year, we need more to support this groundbreaking medical research centre and the geniuses in it! 

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