Inheriting an infectious legacy?
University of Melbourne research into epigenetics is revealing how the effects of contracting an infection can be passed on to your children through your DNA.
Shaping the brain: Before, during and after birth
Neurologist Professor Tracy Bale looks at how our life experiences can be transmitted biologically to the next generation and how that shapes our unique brains.
The genomic jigsaw of cancer
University of Melbourne researchers are helping to revolutionise cancer care as they map the human genome; to make cancer a manageable, chronic disease.
The Global Cancer Atlas
Globally, scientists have collaborated to create the most comprehensive map of whole cancer genomes; University of Melbourne researchers were part of the effort
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.