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A group led by UNSW BABS' Peter White has unlocked the DNA of the cane toad. The world-first genome will help scientists understand how the toad spreads, how its toxin works, and provide new avenues to try to control its population. 

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UNSW BABS Professor Marc Wilkins is among a team whose unprecedented achievement provides new insights into koalas and their long-time survival.

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Welcome to our new students for 2018. Visit the UNSW O-Week website for all the information about events and activities to enjoy during this special week.

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Following her win at the Science Faculty 3-Minute Thesis Competion in August, we are very proud to share the news that PhD student Alice Russo (supervisor Professor Peter White) took out first place in the overall UNSW competition on 13 September.

Only allowed to use one slide, with just three minutes to present her thesis and up against 21 other finalists, Alice did a fantastic...

Professor Rick Cavicchioli and his team have a Nature Microbiology paper published on their research that investigated microbes from some of the saltiest lakes in Antarctica and found a new way that the tiny organisms can share DNA that could help them grow and survive.

The paper is ‘A plasmid from an Antarctic haloarchaeon uses specialized membrane vesicles to disseminate and...

BABS are offering a valuable research experience opportunity as part of the...