News: Genetics

Engineering a virus: What is gain of function research?

Genetics lab

Interview with researcher A/Prof Michael Beard about gain-of-function research, a technique used in virology and genetics to alter the function of a virus.

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DNA tracking of timber to increase forest sustainability and integrity

A teak tree is sampling in Laos - Photo by Double Helix Tracking Technologies

University of Adelaide scientists have created a DNA fingerprint map to link teak timber back to its plantation of origin and help reduce the $40 billion illicit trade of timber in the Asia Pacific region.

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New genetic biocontrol research to help prevent mice plagues

Paul Thomas microscope

Scientists are partnering with the CSIRO and the Centre for Invasive Species Solutions to fine new solutions to control mice populations.

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Scientists use DNA testing to help reduce the illegal export of endangered medicine tree

Cameroon forest aerial photo

The Advanced DNA Identification and Forensics Facility is helping reduce the illegal export of timber, by testing for genetic variation between populations of the endangered African Cherry tree.

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Don’t focus on genetic diversity to save our species

Once found throughout the semi-arid range country in South Australia, New South Wales and south-west Queensland, the yellow-footed rock wallaby is now endangered in Queensland and NSW and vulnerable in SA. Image by Philip Barrington from Pixabay.

Scientists have challenged the common assumption that genetic diversity of a species is a key indicator of extinction risk.

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Genomics milestone: Scientists uncover genomes of platypus and echidna

Echidna CSI

University of Adelaide scientists have produced the first ever echidna genome and a greatly improved, high-quality platypus genome sequence.

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$7m boost for sciences research

Researcher photo Linda Armbrecht

ARC Discovery projects showcase the dynamic breadth of sciences research at the University of Adelaide.

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Why are fossils more often male?

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University of Adelaide researchers have discovered that fossil and museum collections around the world are home to more male than female mammals.

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Spaghetti and mud pies scoop 3-Minute Thesis final

Sciences 3 minute thesis finals 2019 winners

The depth and diversity of research student projects in the Faculty of Sciences was once again on display at this week's final of the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition.

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