If you tend to think that ignorance is bliss, then genetic testing could be your worst nightmare. On the other hand it could help you make important decisions about your work, family planning or even whether to take more holidays.
Andrew Taylor wasn't expected to live past 20. But now, against all odds, he has celebrated his 50th birthday.
When Dee Threlfo decided to adopt children with special needs, many people questioned her move. But years later the children, now adults, are thriving, and are a testament to her decision to "dream big" for them.
Children with a muscle-wasting condition called spinal muscular atrophy will get a "life-saving" breakthrough drug for just $40, instead of hundreds of thousands of dollars, with $240 million in funding to be allocated in the federal budget to list the drug on the PBS.
Fascination with personal genetics is fuelling an explosion of online DNA testing. Here's five things you need to know before spitting into a tube for an online DNA test, write Jane Tiller and Paul Lacaze.
After losing their baby to a genetic condition, Rachael and Jonny Casella were determined to prevent heartache for other couples. The Health Minister was listening and has vowed to make "Mackenzie's mission" his life's work and increase access to couples for pre-pregnancy screening.
Rachael and Jonny Casella lost their daughter Mackenzie to a genetic condition they had no idea existed. Now they're fighting for every Australian couple to have access to free screening before they start a family.
Eloise Babos always wanted children but a genetic condition has sped up her plans and put her on track to remove her ovaries by her early 30s.
Thousands of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer will be tested to see if they are hidden carriers of BRCA gene mutations, which can cause the deadly disease.