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
Secrets from beyond extinction: The Tasmanian tiger
Researchers at the University of Melbourne and Museums Victoria have sequenced the entire Tasmanian tiger genome, revealing new secrets about the thylacine.
Genes don’t always dictate that ‘boys will be boys’
New University of Melbourne evolutionary biology research finds that genes don't always dictate that 'boys will be boys' in the animal world, just like humans.
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.
Repairing brain injury by learning from a fish
Zebrafish can regenerate nerve cells, but humans can't; University of Melbourne researchers are studying the tiny fish with the aim of replicating the process.
From ancient Egyptians to modern humans: Why do we still have the genes for heart disease?
University of Melbourne of researchers have discovered the genes humans need for reproduction are also linked to coronary artery disease.
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.
Discovering the deadly diversity of malaria
A new technique developed by University of Melbourne research has found a huge diversity in malaria genes that disguises it from the human immune system.