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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
Helping crops survive heatwaves
By understanding how extreme heat impacts plant genetics, University of Melbourne researchers aim to breed more resilient crops for a warmer world.
Chemogenetics: A new way to understand brain function
University of Melbourne researchers developed a method to study neural pathways that could reveal new information about the behaviour and diseases of the brain.