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Scientists are getting closer to being able to predict an individual’s genetic risk of heart disease, paving the way for earlier intervention and lifestyle changes. 

In what may be good news for Australian biosecurity, when invading plant species mate with other plants, they don’t always produce a new ‘superspecies’.

A massive global study led by researchers at the University of Melbourne and Cancer Council Victoria has confirmed that the risk of developing breast cancer from some relatively rare genetic changes is similar to that from the more common BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations.

A team from the University of Melbourne has been honoured with an "Oscar of science" — the Australian Museum’s annual science award, the Eureka Prize — for its work on drug resistance in malaria parasites.

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

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?

Warming observed in the Australasian region between 1985-2014 is unusual in the context of the past 1000 years, a landmark study has reported.

New research shows that bearded dragons are able to partition colour change to specific body parts, depending on whether they are responding to temperature or communicating with other lizards.

The University of Melbourne’s System Garden in Parkville and the Burnley Campus in Richmond will be open to the public this Sunday 29 May, as part of the first Botanic Garden Australia and New Zealand Open Day celebrations.

Scientists have mapped changes in composition of plant cell walls over space and time, providing new insights into the development and growth of all plants.

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