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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 24 September 2015 - Health & Wellbeing

    Tailored treatment turns up heat on melanomas

    Precision medicine, a new way of delivering individualised treatments, is leading to breakthroughs in the fight against one of Australia’s deadliest cancers.