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  1. 20 April 2021 - Health & Medicine

    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.

  2. 16 February 2021 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  3. 20 February 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  4. 11 February 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  5. Podcast12 June 2019 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    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.

  6. Podcast1 May 2019 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    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.

  7. 31 December 2018 - Under the Microscope

    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.

  8. 20 December 2018 - Legal Affairs

    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.

  9. 5 December 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    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 .

  10. 12 June 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.