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Genetic Disease

  1. 29 April 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  2. 12 December 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    The genetic mutation behind a new autoinflammatory disease

    University of Melbourne scientists are part of a team to discover a new human autoinflammatory disease that causes debilitating fever and inflammation.

  3. 26 August 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Mapping eye disease

    Researchers, including the University of Melbourne, have created the world’s most detailed atlas of the genetics of the human retina to help prevent blindness.

  4. 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.

  5. 9 April 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Bringing the power of genomics to patients

    Associate Professor Clara Gaff started out as a genetic counsellor; the University of Melbourne researcher now works in genomics - the testing of all genes.

  6. 17 January 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    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

  7. 29 October 2016 - Health & Wellbeing

    Growing organs outside the body

    Researchers are growing brain-like organs outside the body so they can better understand neural development and fight diseases such as autism and epilepsy.