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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.