Why making airport food less palatable may benefit passengers

December 11th, 2013

Research scientists from Murdoch University are tackling the dangerous problem of aircraft ‘bird strikes’ with a new, leading-edge DNA-based technique.

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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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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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New Aboriginal genome study rewrites the history books

September 23rd, 2011

An electron microscope photograph of the hair sample

An international team of scientists, including researchers from Murdoch University, have just published findings that re-interpret the history of our species.

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Cockatoos’ family history revealed through DNA

April 1st, 2011

Murdoch University researchers have used new DNA sequencing techniques to help give them a better understanding of how cockatoo species have evolved and how they fit together in a family tree.

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