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  1. New research shows that baby dragons decide on their sex just before hatching

    23 October 2018: Researchers from the University of Canberra’s Institute for Applied Ecology and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) have ...

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  1. Dr Tariq Ezaz and Julie Strand are working on a project to develop cell lines for biobanking.

    New UC project could provide major boost for species conservation

    A research project at the University of Canberra’s Institute for Applied Ecology is focusing on the development of cell lines for biobanking.

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  2. Koala

    UC scientists help crack genetic code of koalas

    Koalas could be less at risk of extinction after a team of scientists, including two from the University of Canberra, successfully completed the full sequencing of the animal’s genome

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  3. Stocky Galaxias

    Critically endangered fish fighting upstream battle against brumbies

    Researchers at the University of Canberra are concerned wild horses in the Kosciuszko National Park could wipe out a critically endangered species of fish

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