genome

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A group led by UNSW's Peter White has unlocked the DNA of the cane toad. The world-first genome will help scientists understand how the toad spreads, how its toxin works, and provide new avenues to try to control its population. 

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A proposal by a UNSW scientist to study the DNA of a wild-born Australian desert dingo called Sandy has been announced as one of five finalists in the World’s Most Interesting Genome competition.

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A quest to map the genome of a fruit fly has delivered international recognition for this high-school science teacher.

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UNSW scientists have achieved a world first, publishing the complete DNA sequence of the Queensland fruit fly – a development that will improve both biosecurity and methods for controlling this global horticultural pest.

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UNSW is helping scientists map the genomes of our oldest citizens in an international competition pushing the barriers of science and technology.

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UNSW students have sequenced the genome of the ancient Wollemi Pine - a world first that could reveal how a "dinosaur" of the tree kingdom has survived 200 million years.

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Sampling just a few genes can reveal not only the "lifestyle" of marine microbes but their entire environments, new research suggests.