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  1. 29 April 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  2. Podcast17 March 2020 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    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.

  3. 16 August 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Hunting the genetic cause of stuttering

    Stuttering can run in families, and a team of researchers, including from the University of Melbourne, have launched a major study to uncover its genetic cause.

  4. 28 September 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    Targeting ovarian cancer

    Researchers at WEHI and Melbourne University have shed light on why PARP inhibitor drugs work for some ovarian cancer patients and not others.

  5. 28 February 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    Filling in the genetic blanks of breast cancer predisposition

    A pioneering University of Melbourne study helps show why around 60 per cent of families with multiple breast cancer cases can’t be explained by genetics.

  6. 31 October 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    5 discoveries we can thank twins for

    35 years of Twins Research Australia at the University of Melbourne have led to insights into how genes and the environment work together to impact our health.

  7. 22 June 2017 - Health & Medicine

    Epigenetics: Asking cancer the right question

    The University of Melbourne is leading research into epigenetic treatments for cancer; learning more about the chromatin biology that regulates our genes.

  8. 18 March 2017 - Health & Medicine

    New test to improve blood cancer treatment

    A new test that measures the blood cancer DNA in patients' bloodstream is set to replace bone marrow and lymph node biopsies, and offer more effective treatment