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hree times a year, we’ll share the latest news from GenV in the GenView community newsletter. With more than 120,000* participants already part of GenV, there’s lots happening. Don’t miss hearing about it first!

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Previous editions 

A busy and exciting start to 2024 GenView edition #9 | April 2024

It’s been a busy start to 2024. We’re so proud that the Victorian Government and philanthropists have together invested about $80million to establish GenV. We’re now looking to our accelerator phase, where we’ll build out the components that GenV needs for impact at scale.

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2023 comes to a close with over 115,000 GenV particpants GenView edition #8 | December 2023

As 2023 draws to a close, we reflect on achievements only possible with the dedication of GenV’s team and the support of our collaborators and supporters.

Data linkage – a key building block of GenV – is critical to this. Linking to existing information already held by State and Commonwealth Governments will help researchers, policymakers and service providers…

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Over 95,000 people have joined - babies, parents, guardians and kin - from all over Victoria. GenView edition #7 | Autumn 2023

With the 2-year birth window closing in October, recruiting our cohort and collecting biosamples is our priority. Over 95,000 people have joined – babies, parents, guardians and kin – from all over Victoria. Already the largest, most diverse, and most representative birth and parent cohort in Australia, we expect GenV to continue growing over coming years.

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Why is it important for GenV to represent Victoria’s population? GenView edition #6 | December 2022

GenV is proud to reflect Victoria’s diversity. Our families are representative of metropolitan, regional and rural communities; families from low income and education groups, and of differing abilities; those who are culturally, ethnically, and linguistically diverse; and First Nations families.

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GenV celebrates one year anniversary with significant recruitment milestone GenView edition #5 | September 2022

GenV, one of the world’s largest-ever birth and parent cohort studies, is celebrating its one-year anniversary of being available to all families having a baby in Victoria. So far, more than 60,000 babies, mothers and fathers have joined the study, which is recruiting in every birthing hospital across the state over a 2 year period.

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New survey tool helps families to participate in GenV GenView edition #4 | July 2022

We know parents’ time is valuable, so we collaborated with parents, researchers and tech experts to develop GenV and Me — a purpose-built App that makes it easy for families to complete surveys, and let us know how they and their child are doing. This information will help give researchers a more complete picture of the health and wellbeing of a whole generation of families.

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It’s Cultural Diversity Week and a great time to recognise the benefits of diversity in research GenView edition #3 | March 2022

At GenV we want to learn how ethnicity, culture and language impact on children’s health and wellbeing. Our goal is to invite every Victorian parent with a newborn to join GenV over a two-year period — no matter where they live, who they are or what language they speak. GenV now has more than 2,900 participants who speak a main language other than English at home.

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How will GenV transform the way doctors provide care? GenView edition #2 | December 2021

Professor Sarath Ranganathan is the Director of Respiratory Medicine at the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne. Watch Sarath as he shares his excitement for GenV and explains in simple terms how our data could lead to new ways to treat, predict and prevent childhood conditions like asthma, food allergies, obesity and mental illness.

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Building a complete picture GenView edition #1 | September 2021

GenV will provide researchers with a more complete picture about the health and wellbeing of a whole generation. Watch a short video about how this information could lead to breakthroughs to some of the most complex health problems faced by families.

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