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World first study shows that some microorganisms can bend the rules of evolution

The dominant thinking in evolution focuses on inheritance between parent and offspring – or ‘vertical gene transfer (VGT)’.


Monash study provides new hope for children suffering from rare muscle diseases


Stephen Greenspan and Laura Zah were devastated when they learned their son Alexander had a rare genetic mutation, which causes a deadly neuromuscular disease with no known treatment or cure.

Biology 9 January 2020

Novel hormone discovery provides new insight into the evolution of plant structure

An international study co-led by the Monash University School of Biological Sciences has discovered a stem-cell promoting hormone in the liverwort Marchantia polymopha.

Biology 1 January 1970

Cardiovascular disease researchers consider leaving sector, survey warns

Research by Monash University and the Australian Cardiovascular Alliance has painted a concerning outlook for the sector with many scientists considering leaving due to lack of job and financial security.

Biology 1 January 1970
Phytoplankton communities

Size may not matter when estimating community energy use, study finds

Ecologists often want to understand how a community functions.

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