School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Science

Stromatolite rocks in shallow waters

As the Mars Rover sets out to look for evidence of life on another planet, scientists back on Earth suggest viruses played a key role in creating stromatolites, our planet’s earliest lifeforms.

Gene graphic with human figures

Using 'base editing', researchers have cured progeria in mice. This genetic syndrome causes premature ageing in humans – those with the disease usually don't live past the age of 13.

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Geneticist Professor John Mattick will join the School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences in October as the University's latest SHARP hire.

Cancer drug inside

Anti-psychotic drugs commonly prescribed to schizophrenics could help treat some major cancers, an Australian research team has found.