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  1. 9 September 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  2. 17 August 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  3. 5 August 2020 - Science Matters

    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.

  4. 20 February 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  5. 11 February 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  6. Podcast12 June 2019 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    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.

  7. 5 June 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    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

  8. 30 April 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Who is paying the price of whole-genome sequencing in cancer care?

    University of Melbourne research finds that whole-genome sequencing is changing cancer treatment; but its real-world use needs to be measured and understood.

  9. 20 December 2018 - Legal Affairs

    Gene-edited babies: What does the law allow in Australia?

    University of Melbourne legal experts argue that Australian laws about embryonic genome editing need to be updated to reflect rapid changes in the field.

  10. 23 October 2018 - Go Figure

    What do we need to know about online genetic testing?

    The Genioz study based at the MCRI and the University of Melbourne is shedding light on what Australians think about online genetic testing.