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Genetic Repositories Australia (GRA)


The following documents and forms will be of use when requesting access to GRA Services and/or Materials.

GRA Access Policy (55KB, PDF)
This four-page document details the approved Access Policy of the GRA Facility. Download PDF

GRA Facility Access Application Form (62KB, DOC)
This two-page document must be completed to access GRA materials and/or services. Download DOC

GRA Services and Material Transfer Agreement (97KB, PDF)
This document details the specific conditions that apply to researchers that intend on submitting samples for processing and utilising the services of GRA and/or when requesting access to material (DNA and/or Cell Lines) that is available for distribution by GRA. Download PDF.

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During three decades on Australian television, two simple words brought us to attention.

‘Hello daaaahling’. Outrageous, flamboyant, iconic – Jeanne Little captivated Australians everywhere with her unique style, cockatoo shrill voice and fashion sense. "Mum wasn't just the life of the party, she was the party.” Katie Little, Jeanne’s daughter remembers. This icon of Australian television brought a smile into Australian homes. Tragically, today Jeanne can't walk, talk or feed herself. She doesn't recognise anyone, with a random sound or laugh the only glimpse of who she truly is. Jeanne Little has Alzheimer's disease. The 1,000 Brains Study NeuRA is very excited to announce the 1,000 Brains Study, a ground-breaking research project to identify the elements in our brains that cause life-changing neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other dementias. This study will focus on the key unresolved question: why do some of us develop devastating neurodegenerative diseases, while others retain good brain health? The study will compare the genomes of people who have reached old age with healthy brains against the genomes of those who have died from neurodegenerative diseases, with post mortem examination of brain tissue taking place at NeuRA’s Sydney Brain Bank. More information on the study can be found here. Will you please support dementia research and the 1,000 Brains Study and help drive the future of genetics research in Australia?