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  1. 13 December 2023 - Health & Wellbeing

    The genetics of stuttering

    New University of Melbourne research links a newly discovered gene to persistent stuttering into adulthood, giving hope to those with severe speech disorders

  2. 1 November 2023 - Health & Wellbeing

    The future of cancer is very personal

    Precision medicine allows us to understand cancer at an individual level and develop treatments for their disease, explains a University of Melbourne expert.

  3. 7 March 2023 - Science Matters

    Wheat’s ancient roots of viral resistance

    University of Melbourne research has found that a gene that protects wheat from destructive Wheat Yellow Mosaic Virus originated in an ancient wild relative

  4. 24 May 2022 - Health & Wellbeing

    Living with a rare genetic disorder

    Ehlers-Danlos Awareness Month marks rare hereditary syndromes that, if diagnosed early, can be managed to slow progression says University of Melbourne academic

  5. 2 March 2022 - Science Matters

    The 9 steps to de-extincting Australia’s thylacine

    A University of Melbourne expert says the reality of bringing back the thylacine - or Tasmanian tiger - from extinction using its genome is now a step closer.

  6. Podcast23 June 2021 - Science Matters

    How can we prevent Insect Armageddon?

    University of Melbourne geneticist Phil Batterham discusses his work on insecticides and how to develop more effective and sustainable pest control strategies

  7. 9 June 2021 - Health & Wellbeing

    Unmasking cancers with hidden identity

    When the original site of a cancer can’t be found, genomics is helping  guide diagnosis and more personalised treatment say University of Melbourne experts

  8. 24 May 2021 - Health & Medicine

    Bringing answers to children with a little-known genetic condition

    A University of Melbourne collaboration is helping to uncover the real needs and challenges of children and families facing a future with Usher Syndrome.

  9. 20 May 2021 - Science Matters

    Variety is the spice of life... and key to saving wildlife

    By understanding how varied a species' DNA is, we can boost species adaptation to new conditions, decreasing extinction risk say University of Melbourne experts

  10. 14 May 2021 - Animals, Food & You

    Smaller plants show promise for future food crops

    University of Melbourne researchers have bred smaller soybean plants with the same yield, raising hopes smaller crops could grow more food on less land.