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  1. 21 February 2018 - Science Matters

    Extinct Tasmanian tiger now back in 3D

    University of Melbourne experts have scanned and modelled preserved Tasmanian Tiger joeys, allowing them to reconstruct the marsupials' growth and development.

  2. 15 February 2018 - Science Matters

    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.

  3. 8 February 2018 - Science Matters

    Grasshoppers: The new poster bug for insect conservation

    University of Melbourne researchers have discovered Key's matchstick grasshopper is threatened, and are now looking into how it can be reintroduced in Victoria.

  4. 2 February 2018 - Go Figure

    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.

  5. 12 December 2017 - Science Matters

    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.

  6. 31 October 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  7. 22 October 2017 - Science Matters

    Coming to the genetic rescue of our endangered marsupials

    A technique of genetic rescue developed by University of Melbourne researchers is bringing some of Australia's endangered marsupials back from the brink.

  8. Podcast2 October 2017 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    Gene genies: Meet the researchers mapping our DNA to combat cancer

    Two researchers share how genome sequencing could make cancer a manageable rather than lethal condition.

  9. 6 August 2017 - Science Matters

    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.

  10. 31 July 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    Study backs wider carrier screening for Fragile X Syndrome

    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and University of Melbourne study backs need for wider carrier screening for Fragile X Syndrome – a genetic cause of autism