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Using ancient DNA to study climate change, mass extinctions, and human evolution

Ancient DNA provides a unique means to watch evolution occurring in real time.  By tracking genetic changes in ancient populations we can examine the effects of major climatic changes on animal and plant populations from around the world through the last 100,000 years, as well as human impacts and other evolutionary phenomena such as volcanic […]

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Alan Cooper

Professor Alan Cooper is a Federation Fellow within the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Director of the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA (ACAD) and an expert in the field of ancient DNA and molecular evolution.

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Watching evolution in action

Ancient DNA provides a unique means to observe evolution occurring in real time. By tracking genetic changes in ancient populations from around the world we can examine the effects of major climatic changes on animal and plant populations through time, and compare these to human impacts, as well as other evolutionary phenomena such as volcanic […]

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The Reproductive Revolution – Have We Gone Too Far?

We are in the middle of a reproductive revolution that is changing the way we think about fertility and social aspects of families.

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Robert Norman

Professor Robert Norman holds a personal chair as Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Adelaide and is a subspecialist in reproductive medicine (CREI) and in endocrine biochemistry (FRCPA).

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