Genomics Aotearoa

Cedric the Tasmanian devil dies of Devil Facial Tumour Disease

Peter Dearden Sep 08, 2010

Tamsin Jones, Laboratory for Evolution and Development Last week a Tasmanian devil named Cedric passed away. He was 6 years old, which is the average lifespan of a Tasmanian devil; however, his death was reported internationally. Why? His cause of death was the devil facial tumour disease, a nasty transmissible cancer that has caused the rapid decline of … Read More


Canterbury Earthquake

Peter Dearden Sep 04, 2010

Peter K Dearden Canterbury has been hit by a very significant earthquake. The University of Otago Christchurch buildings (formerly the Christchurch Medical School) where many Genetics Otago members work is damaged and closed. Our thoughts are with all of the people of Canterbury and especially our members at this time. Read More


Let us introduce ourselves…

Peter Dearden Sep 01, 2010

Hi, Welcome to the Genetics Otago Blog. Genetics Otago aims to better promote genetics and showcase the wealth of talent in genetics in Otago. We have over 150 members, most in the University of Otago, but also in AgResearch and Abacus Bio. We also have members from the University of Otago Christchurch and Wellington campuses. Our … Read More


The Joy that follows Sex!

Peter Dearden Aug 31, 2010

Peter K. Dearden. Laboratory for Evolution and Development, Genetics Otago and the National Research Centre for Growth and Development, University of Otago Do you feel you have never done anything remarkable? Ever feel that you have never achieved the truly stunning? Well stop it! Everyone on earth has survived a process so complex, remarkable and mysterious … Read More