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.
Fighting back against the Australian blowfly
University of Melbourne scientists have collected blowflies from farms across Australia as part of efforts to develop a vaccine to protect sheep from flystrike.
An unexpected step in the fight against stomach cancer
Research from the University of Melbourne and the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute has uncovered potential new treatments for stomach, or gastric, cancer.
The genes that turn malaria into a killer
University of Melbourne experts have discovered a group of proteins associated with the deadliest forms of malaria; this finding could help protect children.
The tip of the CRISPR iceberg
CRISPR gene editing technology has become closely associated with human gene editing, but it offers much wider benefits, says a University of Melbourne expert.
Are redheads with blue eyes really going extinct?
Red hair and blue eyes is the rarest colour combination in humans; a University of Melbourne expert looks at whether they're really going extinct.
The simple, ethical case for gene editing
Gene editing offers an 'ultimate cure': treating disease at its root. In a new book, two University of Melbourne experts argue the ethical case for gene editing