About Jeans for Genes
Jeans for Genes was established in 1994 by Children’s Medical Research Institute to fund revolutionary research that helps diagnose, understand, and find cures or treatments for conditions affecting kids, including genetic diseases, cancer, and epilepsy.
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.
The goal in our 25th year is $25 million—enough to create a new centre of collaboration, bringing world-leading scientists and doctors together to help Australian kids with genetic disease.