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Taonga Genomes Genetics Otago Jul 26

The sequencing of the Kiwi genome by scientists outside New Zealand is a call to action. New Zealand should be examining the genomes of species of importance to us. Let’s investigate our biological heritage ourselves.

Given the Finger Genetics Otago Jul 11

Our extinct relatives still shape the way we evolve.

The diabolic perception of Genetics Genetics Otago Jul 08

Genetics is a powerful tool that has transformed the animals and plants around us. How much more useful could it be if we used all our abilities?

Lab in a Box Genetics Otago Jun 16

Announcing the birth of Lab-in-a-Box. Now updated with new images!

Why GM mosquitos might be our best bet to stop insect-borne disease. Genetics Otago May 25

Oxitec’s GM mosquitos may be a very effective way to control insects that carry human disease

Genetically modified human embryos Genetics Otago May 07

The recent production of germline genetically modified human embryos raises ethical questions for us all.

How to make a Mammoth Genetics Otago Apr 19

Are we really close to resurrecting the Mammoth?

The value of seeing things. Genetics Otago Apr 13

Peter K. Dearden A month or so ago I got a pain. A nagging, annoying pain in what a doctor referred to as ‘the groinal area’. In a testicle to be precise. Now, as a possessor of a Y chromosome, I did what needed to be done, I ignored it. But it hurt. Now when [...]

Not so Bully for Brontosaurus Genetics Otago Apr 08

Brontosauri are back, or are they?

Science and Impact. Genetics Otago Apr 06

Measuring the impact of Science is hard and important, but let’s not throw the baby out with the bathwater

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