The RCPA wishes to acknowledge Dr Melody Caramins (Editor-in-Chief, and Reporting chapter writing committee), the immediate past Editor-in-Chief Professor Graeme Suthers, and the Chapter Editors Dr Janice Fletcher (Ethical and legal issues), Associate Professor Bruce Bennetts (Wet Lab), Professor Leslie Burnett (Bioinformatics), Dr Cliff Meldrum (Reporting) and Professor Graham Taylor (IT infrastructure); the funding provided by the Australian Government Department of Health & Aging, and the RCPA Genetics Advisory Committee. Writing committee contributors included: Ethical and legal issues chapter: Associate Professor David Amor, Professor Leslie Burnett, Dr Mark Davis, Mr Mike Ralston, and Associate Professor Meredith Wilson. Wet Lab Chapter: Dr Desiree DuSart, Dr Andrew Fellowes, Professor Nelson Tang, Dr Elizabeth Tegg. Bioinformatics chapter: Dr Douglas Chesher, Dr Warren Kaplan, Dr Karin Kassahn, and Dr Joshua Ho. Infrastructure chapter: Dr Denis Bauer, Mr Ken Doig, Dr Arthur Hsu, and Associate Professor Andrew Lonie. Reporting Chapter: Professor Leslie Burnett, Dr Melody Caramins, and Dr Peter Taylor.