genetics

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Spinal muscular atrophy and cystic fibrosis are among the rare diseases being explored by UNSW Medicine & Health researchers.

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A new global study has untangled many of the incredible properties of spider silk.

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Could the key to lobsters’ longevity slow down our biological clocks?

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Live birth has evolved independently more than 150 times. The underlying biophysical processes all look quite similar, but new research shows they use completely different genetic tools.

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DNA from the humble sea sponge is shedding light on the "dark matter" that makes up much of our genomes.

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A jelly-like sea sponge has helped shed light on an elusive part of the human genome, with implications for biomedical research and healthcare.

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A study has outlined how two proteins are instrumental to bringing cholesterol into cells – a finding that has implications for a range of diseases.

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UNSW scientists in Professor Merlin Crossley’s group have shed light on a crucial mechanism in the field of epigenetics, an area of gene regulation.

Male and female lions

Males of most animal species die earlier than females because their smaller Y chromosome is unable to protect an unhealthy X chromosome, research suggests.

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An analysis of dolphin genes has revealed information about their past migrations, showing just how crucial migrants might be for other populations.

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