DNA

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11 February 2014
PhD candidate Evelyn Linardy is working on a portable DNA testing device that will allow doctors, researchers and border security to identify samples within 10 minutes. VIDEO
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06 February 2014
Researchers have identified a new species of mysterious beaked whale based on a study of seven animals stranded on remote tropical islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans.
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25 March 2013
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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15 March 2013
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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08 March 2013
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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25 February 2013
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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16 August 2011
Scientists have found a new genetic mechanism that makes some families more susceptible to colorectal, bowel and other cancers.
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05 July 2007
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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16 February 2007
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.