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The definition of a gene has evolved since the term was first coined in 1909 and needs updating again in the light of recent findings, writes Dean of Science, Professor Merlin Crossley.

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Up to 90 per cent of the human genome really is junk DNA, contrary to recent headlines, writes Dean of Science, Professor Merlin Crossley

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Dean of Science, Professor Merlin Crossley, has found the third and final missing piece in the genetic puzzle of an unusual form of haemophilia, more than 20 years after his original discovery.

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Research revealing that genetic sequences once considered as "junk DNA" can regulate cancer genes could lead to the development of new cancer drugs to re-activate tumour suppressor genes.

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Scientists have found a new genetic mechanism that makes some families more susceptible to colorectal, bowel and other cancers.

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Researchers at UNSW believe that blood may hold vital insights into what is happening in the brains of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).

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A team of researchers, led by academics from UNSW and St Vincent's Hospital, have made a discovery that transforms our understanding of genetic diseases.

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