The next big scientific thing
As National Science Week celebrates scientific discovery in Australia, University of Melbourne experts look at what the next big thing in science could be.
Who is paying the price of whole-genome sequencing in cancer care?
University of Melbourne research finds that whole-genome sequencing is changing cancer treatment; but its real-world use needs to be measured and understood.
On the DNA trail of the platypus
Researchers at the University of Melbourne are embarking on the largest ever investigation into platypus distribution, using environmental DNA samples.
What do we need to know about online genetic testing?
The Genioz study based at the MCRI and the University of Melbourne is shedding light on what Australians think about online genetic testing.
What are we doing to our dogs?
University of Melbourne experts discuss the impact of selective breeding, designer dogs and clones on the health and wellbeing of man’s best friend.
Our cancer preventing genes revealed
In a world first, University of Melbourne scientists have found how the most important cancer-preventing gene, called p53, stops the development of lymphoma.
The tip of the CRISPR iceberg
CRISPR gene editing technology has become closely associated with human gene editing, but it offers much wider benefits, says a University of Melbourne expert.
Who owns your DNA?
DNA can provide unique information, but who actually owns it? According to University of Melbourne legal experts the answer is far from simple.
How convincing is a Y-chromosome profile match?
Y chromosome profiles are used in sexual assault cases but can confuse juries; a new approach from the University of Melbourne will help clarify this evidence.
Gene genies: Meet the researchers mapping our DNA to combat cancer
Two researchers share how genome sequencing could make cancer a manageable rather than lethal condition.