genetics

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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

Centenarian web

Genetic material from 14 of Australia’s oldest citizens has been sent overseas in a bid to discover the secret of surviving and thriving into very old age.

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A world-first study is under way looking at the genetic predisposition of some people to become depressed after bereavement.

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The idea that homosexuality arises not out of traditional genetics but out of epigenetics might, in time, shake up the science of sex differences and our understanding of how gender arises, writes Rob Brooks.

Five-hundred Australians are being sought by UNSW and the Black Dog Institute for a study to pinpoint the risk factors for developing bipolar disorder.

Bipolar inside

One in three people with a strong family history of bipolar disorder is reluctant to have children due to the hereditary nature of the illness and its perceived social stigma, new research from UNSW has found.

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