The moral status of human-monkey chimeras
As scientists create a human-monkey chimera, University of Melbourne experts say the research raises the ethical issue of how should we treat other life forms.
What it takes to make a heartbeat
By studying the zebrafish, a University of Melbourne-led study shows a gene involved in cardiac rhythm may explain how a heartbeat develops and is controlled.
Exposing the Achilles’ Heel of a major cancer gene
Genetic research, involving the University of Melbourne, has identified a vulnerability of lymphoma cells that may lead to a new approach for cancer treatment.
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 genomic clues to disease
Professor Clara Gaff has moved Genomics out of research into patient care, identifying gene changes that can help with the treatment of genetic diseases.
Reversing irreversible blindness
Using innovative approaches, University of Melbourne Professor Keith Martin hopes restore sight and reduce the burden of blinding eye disease around the world.
Discoveries that blew our minds in 2018: Part One
This year was a big year for research - we asked University of Melbourne experts to review some of the amazing research, discoveries and big thinking of 2018.
Gene-edited babies: What does the law allow in Australia?
University of Melbourne legal experts argue that Australian laws about embryonic genome editing need to be updated to reflect rapid changes in the field.
Stumbling into the brave new world of gene editing
A University of Melbourne expert says the alleged creation of the world's first gene-edited babies in China raises questions about the ethics of CRISPR .
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.