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MEDIA RELEASE: Oct 29, 2019 03:00 AM

The homeland of modern humans

A landmark study pinpoints the birthplace of modern humans in southern Africa and suggests how past climate shifts drove their first migration.

Oct 30, 2018 05:39 PM

Personal DNA tests in the spotlight

More and more, Australians are ordering personal DNA tests – whether to uncover ancestry, assess fitness, seek information about optimal nutrition or understand their risk of certain diseases. Ordering a test can have wi...

Oct 24, 2018 04:40 PM

World-first study uncovers potential DNA secrets of prostate...

A new study is the first in the world to sequence the entire tumour DNA of African men with prostate cancer, revealing significant differences compared to the tumour DNA of those of non-Africans.

Aug 16, 2018 11:00 AM

Ask Garvan: a genomic test for prostate cancer

“How far off is a genomic test for prostate cancer and how will it change my treatment options?”

Apr 03, 2018 01:30 PM

How to read DNA in real time

A future where our researchers and clinicians can watch DNA and RNA as it is sequenced – and even interact with the experiments while they are running – is not so far away.

MEDIA RELEASE: Sep 22, 2017 06:42 AM

African prehistory: A long-awaited landscape revealed throug...

The first large-scale study of ancient human DNA from sub-Saharan Africa opens a long-awaited window into the identity of prehistoric populations in the region and how they moved around and replaced one another over the ...

MEDIA RELEASE: Apr 11, 2017 12:53 PM

Mapping the genome of prostate cancer uncovers a new world o...

Researchers have ‘mapped’ the entire genome of a prostate tumour, revealing previously undetected levels of DNA rearrangements. The findings, from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, provide an entirely new lens th...

MEDIA RELEASE: Sep 29, 2014 12:05 AM

Ancient human genome from southern Africa throws light on ou...

The skeleton of a man who lived 2,330 years ago in the southernmost tip of Africa tells us about ourselves as humans, and throws some light on our earliest common genetic ancestry.