Media & Publications
Keep up to date with the latest work, media, and publications from the DNA Screen team here:
December 2023
Your chance to ask the government to legislate a total ban on genetic discrimination in life insurance
Life insurers are legally allowed to use genetic results to discriminate (deny people cover or increase premiums), despite it being banned in other countries like Canada. We don’t think people should be worse off if they take steps to protect their health. This is why we want the Australian Government to ban life insurers from using genetic test results.

The Australian Government has just released a consultation on policy options to address this issue []. Many of our participants have written to us to express concern about the potential life insurance implications of genetic testing. We encourage all Australians to write to the Government and ask them to legislate a total ban on insurers using genetic results in underwriting.

Click here to easily write an email directly to Government
5 December 2023
The Conversation Hour (ABC): Genetic testing can save lives but how do we ensure it accessible to all who need it and free from discrimination?
Jane Tiller
9 November 2023
News Article
How free genetic screening for cancer, heart disease could save 4000 Aussies
Sue Dunlevy (The Daily Telegraph), featuring DNA Screen participant Kara Hately
8 November 2023
Research Article
Combined population genomic screening for three high-risk conditions in Australia: a modelling study
Paul Lacaze et al.
2 August 2023
ABC Big Ideas podcast: Young and healthy (or not)? Here's why DNA screening should be on your radar
Paul Lacaze, Jane Tiller, Nancy Cox, Kara Hately
7 December 2022
National DNA screening could save lives for people with high-risk hereditary disease gene variants
Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care
30 November 2022
Research Article
Public willingness to participate in population DNA screening in Australia
Jane Tiller, Andrew Bakshi, Adam Brotchie, Robert Green, Ingrid Winship, Paul Lacaze
7 April 2022
MJA Podcasts 2022 Episode 12: Population DNA screening with Associate Professor Paul Lacaze
Paul Lacaze
4 April 2022
Research Article
Population DNA screening for medically actionable disease risk in adults
Paul Lacaze, Jane Tiller, Ingrid Winship
11 November 2020
Research Article
Population genomic screening of young adults for familial hypercholesterolaemia: a cost-effectiveness analysis
Clara Marquina, Paul Lacaze, Jane Tiller ... Zanfina Ademi
18 February 2019
Research Article
Population genomic screening of all young adults in a health-care system: a cost-effectiveness analysis
Lei Zhang, Yining Bao, Moeen Riaz ... Paul Lacaze