Delving into the DNA of our iconic platypus and echidna
The recently published platypus and echidna genomes are a valuable resource for both research and conservation, say University of Melbourne experts
Tasmanian tigers start to look like dogs in the pouch
The Tasmanian tiger and wolf evolved similar genetic blueprints, lifestyle strategies and skull shapes, even as puppies finds University of Melbourne-led study.
Genomics, gene-editing and the Blue Revolution
University of Melbourne research finds genomics and gene editing is giving aquaculture a more precise way of making disease resistant fish and shellfish.
Locked and loaded: Using genomic sequencing to target COVID-19’s weak spots
A new open-access tool, COVID-3D, harnesses SARS-CoV-2 genomic information to ensure therapeutic efforts remain effective say University of Melbourne experts.
Personalising bowel cancer detection
Genomic testing can help guide bowel cancer screening, but would people take a test predicting their personalised risk ask University of Melbourne experts.
Tracking the movement of mosquito stowaways
Mosquitoes are a challenge to global health, but University of Melbourne genomics research is trying to stop risky species sneaking past Australian biosecurity.
Exposing the Achilles’ Heel of a major cancer gene
Genetic research, involving the University of Melbourne, has identified a vulnerability of lymphoma cells that may lead to a new approach for cancer treatment.
The genomic jigsaw of cancer
University of Melbourne researchers are helping to revolutionise cancer care as they map the human genome; to make cancer a manageable, chronic disease.
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.
The evolution of schizophrenia
University of Melbourne research finds that the genetic risks of schizophrenia may eventually evolve out of existence, but the environmental risk factors remain