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Twin study helps unravel the genetic blueprint of the human brain

An internationally significant study of healthy twins, 65 years of age or older, has unlocked important clues about how genes […]

Unravelling the genetic mystery behind mitochondrial disease

Mitochondrial disease is an illness that robs its sufferers of energy, and damages muscles and major organs like the brain […]

Rare genetic mutations cause high breast cancer risk

A massive global study led by researchers at the University of Melbourne and Cancer Council Victoria has confirmed that the […]

Genome study offers new hope for children with rare diseases

An international team involving University of Queensland researchers has used advanced genome sequencing to diagnose 30 patients with unresolved rare […]

Genes that raise the chances of non-identical twins identified

Gene variants that increase by 29% a woman’s chance of giving birth to non-identical twins have been identified in a […]

Stem cell and genetic editing may unlock treatments for heart disease

Heart muscle diseases are a leading cause of disability and death in children and adults but the causes remain poorly […]

Repairing DNA damage in the human body – new insights into how cancers develop

UNSW medical scientists have discovered that DNA repair is compromised at important regions of our genome, shedding new light on […]

Better targeted treatment for young cancer patients

Thirty years ago any child diagnosed with paediatric malignancy would succumb to their disease. Today, children’s cancer is a success […]

Natural immunity may lead fight against liver disease

University of Adelaide researchers have uncovered the role played by a family of genes, which can suppress hepatitis C virus […]

Muscular Dystrophy: Gene and Stem Cell Therapy

Transcript Hello, my name is Professor Allan Bretag, Adjunct Professor, School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences at the University of […]