Fresh research into the genetic makeup of the platypus, and a unique
online parenting program to help mothers and fathers cope with the
demands of new parenthood are showcased in this week's Visions.
The Genetic Secrets of the Platypus Revealed:
make up of the iconic Australian platypus has been sequenced by a group
of international researchers including the University of Melbourne. The
research was led by Washington University St Louis and published in the
prestigious scientific journal Nature. The latest research reveals the
clues to the platypus’ unusual features through its innovative genetic
makeup. It also provides insight into mammalian genes which have lasted
over millions of years, from our earliest ancestors.
For more information visit http://www.zoology.unimelb.edu.au/research/groups/reprodev/
What Were We Thinking - A Website For Parents:
of Melbourne researchers have developed a unique online parenting
program to help mothers and fathers cope with the demands of new
parenthood. To see the site, go to http://www.whatwerewethinking.org.au.
For more information go to http://www.kcwhs.unimelb.edu.au