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Children's Medical Research Institute

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1 in 20 kids is born with a genetic disease or birth defect. You likely know and care about someone affected.

Genetic diseases are one of the leading causes of death in kids under four and the main cause of ongoing hospitalisation. To fight this epidemic, we need more research.

Jeans for Genes was established in 1994 by Children’s Medical Research Institute to fund revolutionary research that helps diagnose, understand, and find cures for conditions affecting kids, including genetic disorders, cancer, and epilepsy.

Children’s Medical Research Institute pioneered microsurgery, immunisations against lethal childhood illnesses and care for premature babies, all of which has improved the lives of countless Australian children over the last 65 years. Today, our world-leading scientists are working alongside clinicians and other national and international researchers to tackle the most devastating conditions affecting our kids. 

Together, with your help, we will beat children’s genetic diseases and give every child a healthier future.

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