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Gene technology

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Last reviewed: May 2018

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Department of Health | The Gene Technology Agreement

The Gene Technology Agreement (GTA) is an inter-governmental agreement which sets out the understanding between Commonwealth, State and Territory governments regarding the establishment of a nationally consistent regulatory system for gene technology.

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Department of Health | Legislative and Governance Forum on Gene Technology

The Legislative and Governance Forum on Gene Technology was previously known as the Gene Technology Ministerial Council (Ministerial Council). The then Ministerial Council was established by the intergovernmental Gene Technology Agreement 2001, to govern the activities of theGene Technology Regulator

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Department of Health | Gene Technology Standing Committee

The Gene Technology Standing Committee provides high level support to the Legislative and Governance Forum on Gene Technology (GT Forum). The GT Forum was previously known as Gene Technology Ministerial Council.

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Department of Health | Plasma Fractionation Review

Australias plasma fractionation arrangements were reviewed in 2006, in line with commitments under the Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement (AUSFTA). The purpose of the review was to provide governments with a solid basis to make an informed decision on future arrangements. Further information about the review can be accessed from this page.

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Department of Health | Coping with depression: Australian treatment guide for consumers and carers, 2005

The purpose of this guide is to clarify for consumers and carers the symptoms of depression and where to get help, the treatment options and an estimate of the costs, as well as advice on where to find further information and support.

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Food - genetically modified (GM) - Better Health Channel

Some foods include ingredients that have been genetically modified (GM), or are made using ingredients derived from GM organisms.

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Department of Health | Healthy Body Art

Healthy Body Art, pull-out brochure for consumers on healthy tattooing and piercing.

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Haemophilia - carrying the gene - Haemophilia Foundation Australia

Information on carrying the altered gene causing haemophilia for women. This answers questions such as can females have haemophilia; what the symptoms are; how to manage bleeding problems; pregnancy and childbirth; and tips from other women who carry the gene.

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Genomics | Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Genomics is the study of genes and other information encoded in an individuals genomethe complete set of instructions in their DNA

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Genomics and genomic testing | Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Genomics is the study of the structure and function of the genome – a person’s complete set of genetic material, including all of their genes.

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