How Canberra-first tech finally got Nick Townsend a diagnosis

Cassandra Morgan
Updated February 28 2021 - 1:24pm, first published 8:30am
Canberra Clinical Genomics director Professor Matthew Cook with Vince Townsend, Tanya Townsend, and their son Nick Townsend, who was recently diagnosed with the rare Skraban-Deardorff syndrome. Picture: Elesa Kurtz
Canberra Clinical Genomics director Professor Matthew Cook with Vince Townsend, Tanya Townsend, and their son Nick Townsend, who was recently diagnosed with the rare Skraban-Deardorff syndrome. Picture: Elesa Kurtz

Within 30 seconds of Nick Townsend being born, everyone knew he was a little bit different.

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Cassandra Morgan

Cassandra Morgan

Canberra Times health reporter

It has never been more important for Canberrans to be able to access reliable and accurate information about health. As The Canberra Times’ health reporter, I am committed to ensuring our readers have access to this. I, like many in the territory, have family members who work in the sector. Although providing comprehensive coverage on the coronavirus pandemic is obviously my number one priority, I aim to frequently shed light on the fantastic work our frontline professionals do, as well as the challenges they face. Email me tips and story ideas at: c.morgan@canberratimes.com.au.

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