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Unlocking the genetic secrets of avian hairstyles

February 1st, 2013

Sir Walter Murdoch Adjunct Professor Thomas Gilbert is part of an international team that has decoded the genetic blueprint of the common pigeon.

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Illegal ingredients found in traditional Chinese medicines

April 13th, 2012

For the first time, researchers at Murdoch University have used new DNA sequencing technology to reveal the animal and plant composition of traditional Chinese medicines (TCM) – with worrying results.

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Sturdy Scandinavian conifers survived the Ice Age

March 5th, 2012

A Murdoch University researcher has helped rewrite history after radiocarbon dating and genetic analysis proved that Scandinavian conifers in the high arctic survived the last ice age for several thousands of years.

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Scientist rewarded for his egg-spertise

November 22nd, 2011

Dr James Haile from Murdoch University’s ancient DNA lab has been awarded a prestigious Australian Research Council (ARC) fellowship to undertake work on eggshell genetics.

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Murdoch researchers to probe ancient DNA at Devil’s Lair

November 17th, 2011

Dr Mike Bunce, Dr Joe Dortch and Dr James Haile

A Murdoch University-led collaboration is using DNA analysis to examine how the earliest West Australians lived.

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