How epigenetics is transforming our understanding of evolution
A new book by Melbourne University Publishing reveals how a population’s non-genetic responses to environmental change are central to the process of evolution.
From art restorer to DNA explorer
University of Melbourne Associate Professor Elizabeth Hinde found her dream role studying the nuclear architecture of living cells
Following cancer’s status updates
Deciphering the microscopic messages cancer sheds into our bloodstream provides new ways to guide diagnosis and treatment, says a University of Melbourne expert
Our genetic strength in numbers
Combining global datasets will give more people access to genomic medicine and increase personalised cancer treatment, says University of Melbourne expert
Will Australia be left behind in the cancer genomics revolution?
Australian patients may not see the benefits of new genetic testing for diagnosis and treatment without new funding models says a University of Melbourne expert
Silencing disease-causing genes
DNA unravels to switch genes on and off, potentially helping us toward understanding how to silence disease-causing genes, say University of Melbourne experts
Piecing thylacine DNA back together
New University of Melbourne research uses genomes from living thylacine relatives to build a new, chromosome-scale genome to de-extinct the Tasmanian tiger.
Welcome to the mRNA revolution
A University of Melbourne startup has built an mRNA platform that Australian scientists can use to accelerate their research, going beyond the COVID-19 vaccine.
Live cell DNA architecture in real time
University of Melbourne research finds our invisible DNA architecture is much more than a linear code, but rather an ever-changing blueprint of our genome.
Variety is the spice of life... and key to saving wildlife
By understanding how varied a species' DNA is, we can boost species adaptation to new conditions, decreasing extinction risk say University of Melbourne experts