DNA

DNA analysis

Nanopore sequence analysis can now be done more than 30 times faster, providing quicker and better specialised treatments for patients with cancer and other diseases.

Waratah

A UNSW PhD candidate has led the mapping of the floral emblem of NSW, the waratah.

a montage of crocodiles, birds, snakes and lizards

Scientists have found microchromosomes are the origin of all vertebrate genomes, meaning the human genome is less 'normal' than we thought.

Structure of a liposome

A discovery of how to build little blocks out of DNA and get them to stick to lipids has implications for biosensing and mRNA vaccines.

Scientist Emma Harding smiles as she works in a laboratory with a pipette

Viral fossils buried in DNA may protect against future virus infections, a new marsupial study suggests.

German Shepherd

The DNA sequencing of a healthy German shepherd will mean dogs can be screened for hip and other diseases much more accurately.

Ramaciotti Centre for Genomics Deputy Director Dr Helen Speirs

We discover how DNA sequencing machines read genomes with the Ramaciotti Centre for Genomics Deputy Director Dr Helen Speirs at UNSW Sydney.

ageing

Emerging evidence suggests that prolonged stress exposure can accelerate the ticking rate of an internal cellular clock. By doing so, stress can contribute to faster ageing and body deterioration.

How do people get cancer?

What is cancer – the deadly disease that affects the lives of millions of people around the world each year? And… why do some people get it, and others not? 

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Although people can reduce their chance of getting cancer by making healthy lifestyle choices, unfortunately it is not possible to completely prevent it... and scientists are still not entirely sure why.

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