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Scientists will be able to harness the power of big data to unravel the genetics of cancer on a scale not seen before in Australia, with the launch of the Genomics Innovation Hub, a collaborative effort led by the University of Melbourne and the Australian Genomics Research Facility (AGRF). 

University of Melbourne researchers have teamed up with industry to explore the genetics underlying the relationship between autism and changes to the gut.

Disorders and addictions such as anorexia nervosa, problem gambling and substance abuse should be viewed as “passions” in order to be properly treated, according to a Canadian scholar visiting the University of Melbourne this month.

Can driverless cars make ethical decisions? Should technologists warn communities of the effects their technologies are about to have? And can computers already think for themselves?

Health delivery in many low to middle income countries is being compromised by private operators offering poor service by unqualified practitioners at exorbitant cost, according to a new Lancet Series co-edited by the University of Melbourne and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Researchers at the University of Melbourne are recruiting electronic music fans for a study exploring the connection between cravings and the “risky” sounds of dance music. 

Millions of Australians move house each year, but new research has highlighted that while many are upgrading their homes and living standards, housing affordability problems are sorting many of the nation's most disadvantaged into areas with fewer opportunities.

A team of specialist researchers in Melbourne believe they have found a major response that helps keep the Legionella infection at bay.

The University of Melbourne and the Australian Genome Research Facility (AGRF) announced today that they have jointly acquired the Chromium™ System from US company10x Genomics®, providing Australia with one of the first opportunities outside the United States to utilise this powerful new genomic technology towards research that can significantly improve patient outcomes.

Low birth weight or stress during pregnancy can lead to long-term health problems in women, according to a study published today in The Journal of Physiology.

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