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.
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
Testing, testing, testing: Can blood tests help detect cancers early?
The COVID-19 pandemic showed our capacity to test at large scale, can we use these strategies for early detection of cancer ask University of Melbourne experts?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.