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Scientists in the news this week: September 2020

Archie Saunders, Fred Pickett, Jasmin Packer, and Geraldine Turner are determined to save the "precious" Whibley wattle from extinction

Here are the stories of University of Adelaide scientists and science graduates in the news this week.

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Research shows potential of gene editing in barley

School of Agriculture, Food and Wine researcher Associate Professor Matthew Tucker.

Plant scientists show potential to rapidly improve barley grain quality through CRISPR genetic tool.

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Climate change may eliminate world’s largest lizard

Komodo dragon by Achmad Ariefiandy, Komodo Survival Program

The Komodo dragon could be driven to extinction by climate change unless significant measures to intervene are taken soon.

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Food scientist is advisor on plant-based meat

Professor Martin Cole

Internationally recognised food scientist joins Australian plant-based meat startup v2food as its new chief scientific advisor.

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Which winegrape varieties are grown where?

Book cover - Which Winegrape Varieties are Grown Where?

New published book will help winegrape growers better navigate future global markets and the impacts of climate change.

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Uncovering the science of Indigenous fermentation

Collecting sap from Tasmanian Cider gums

Wine scientists discover the complex microbial communities associated with the natural fermentation of sap from the iconic Tasmanian cider gum

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Forensic chemistry used to combat illegal wildlife trade

Ms Katherine Hill is analysing a red-eared slider turtle shell sample as part of her studies to further develop this new forensics chemistry technique (image supplied Katherine Hill)

Illegal wildlife trade is a major concern in Australia, now scientists have validated a new technique that detects where an alien species has come from.

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Green time is better than screen time

Green time children outdoors

Children and teenagers could improve their wellbeing and achieve better school results by spending more time outdoors.

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Monster black hole collision detected by scientists

Artist's impression of binary black holes about to collide by Mark Myers, ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav)

University of Adelaide scientists observe the biggest black hole merger so far detected.

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Science graduates share tales of career success in new podcast

Podcast - Sarah chats with Millie Shinkfield, Quality Assurance Assistant Mexex Food Production

Hear inspiring stories from science graduates in the University of Adelaide’s new podcast series.

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