Our Story

Our Story

Our story
myDNA is a Melbourne-based

Our story

myDNA is a Melbourne-based genetic interpretation service.

The company was founded in 2007 by Associate Professor Les Sheffield who is a pioneer in the field of genetics.

Today we are the leading provider of pharmacogenomic testing in Australia.

Our analysis can help doctors to make more informed decisions when they prescribe.

The test results have lifelong relevance and can help provide a blueprint for the best treatment for an individual.


Our expertise

Since the 1980s, Associate Professor Leslie Sheffield has been at the forefront of research into pharmacogenomics. He was amongst the first to see the potential to improve treatment outcomes by taking into account the way that a person metabolises drugs.

After many years of research, in 2007 he started myDNA (previously known as GenesFX) and began offering genetic testing with clinical interpretation to personalise how people take medication.

Today our team combines pharmacologists with molecular and clinical geneticists. They work together to provide expert genetic interpretation and to explain its relevance to the individual and their referring doctor.

Meet The Team


Our vision

myDNA combines trusted evidence and expert knowledge to help improve how medications are prescribed.

We empower people and their health professionals with knowledge of their genes to help achieve better health outcomes.


Our values

Precision: We provide tailored health information based on an individual’s genetic profile.

Expert: Our specialised clinical team interpret the raw data and translate it into meaningful results that health professionals can use to guide their prescribing decisions.

Trusted: We base our interpretation of genetic data on credible scientific evidence backed by international guidelines.

Empowering: We support people by providing personalised genetic interpretation to help them to achieve better health outcomes.

Secure: We store genetic information securely in our portal where it can be accessed by the individual and their nominated health professional. We uphold confidentiality and do not share the data.

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