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  1. 12 April 2018 - Science Matters

    The mind behind prize winning science

    Professor Jacques Miller from WEHI and the University of Melbourne has been recognised with a prestigious Japan Prize for his pioneering immunology research.

  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. 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

  4. 18 September 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    Genes, numbers and the holy grail of cancer prevention

    University of Melbourne researchers are leading a new effort to use genomics and personalised medicine against some of the most lethal cancers

  5. Podcast10 March 2017 - Up Close

    Genetic snip and snap

    Molecular biologist Professor Jacob Corn on the benefits and ethical challenges of CRISPR gene editing technology, covering human health and food security.

  6. 19 February 2017 - Science Matters

    Finding quinoa’s sweet spot to feed the world

    The sequencing of the quinoa genome has created an opportunity to breed a quinoa plant that isn't just a superfood, but a sustainable super crop.

  7. 4 April 2016 - Health & Wellbeing

    Why Big Data is a Big Deal

    Big Data is now used for more than tracking consumer habits – it has sparked a renaissance in scientific research.

  8. 16 March 2016 - Under the Microscope

    Wiping cancer from our hard drives

    Professor Sean Grimmond is bringing groundbreaking genome-directed cancer research into the clinical space to change the way we treat cancer.

  9. 25 February 2016 - Health & Wellbeing

    Big data puts genomic handbrake on cancer

    Scientists have uncovered the genetic script that drives pancreatic tumours, which is fast becoming one of the developed world’s biggest killers.

  10. 3 February 2016 - Health & Wellbeing

    A chip off the DNA block

    Researchers identify genetic markers that can help fight cancer before it begins. This can lead to earlier intervention and, hopefully, personalised prevention.