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Renowned Dunedin Study wins Rutherford Medal

Thursday, 17 November 2022 11:11am

The University of Otago’s Dunedin Study – touted as the world’s most successful longitudinal study of a general community – has been awarded this year’s prestigious Royal Society of New Zealand Rutherford Medal.

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Healthy or Hoax? Home-based Genetic Testing for Health

Friday, 26 March 2021 11:45am

DNA: Will a DNA-based diet help you fit your jeans?

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New findings for ‘gifted’ Otago geneticist  diagnosing rare genetic disorders

Monday, 16 July 2018 1:41pm

Recent research undertaken by University of Otago Cure Kids Professor Paediatric Genetics, Stephen Robertson, highlights the world-leading discoveries he is making regarding rare genetic disorders affecting children and the opportunity genomic analysis is providing.

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Genomics Aotearoa: a step-change for NZ genomics

Friday, 18 August 2017 4:43pm

The launch of Genomics Aotearoa brings an agile, leading-edge and collaborative platform to boost New Zealand's genomics and bioinformatics communities.

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Genetic testing issues to be examined at Trans-Tasman roundtable

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 3:25pm

Ethical, legal and social aspects of the rapidly developing field of genetic testing will be the focus of discussion for top minds from both sides of the Tasman, gathering in Queenstown on Sunday (4 August) for the 4th Australia-New Zealand Roundtable on Genomics.

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Otago researchers are working to develop a catalogue of New Zealand genomic variation to help address health inequities in this country.

Uni staff made Royal Society fellows

Monday, 5 November 2018

Two University of Otago academics have been recognised for their achievements in the fields of mathematics and genetics, becoming centenary fellows of the Royal Society of New Zealand.

Fellows of the Royal Society of New Zealand

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Twenty new Fellows and three Honorary Fellows have been elected to the Academy of the Royal Society Te Apārangi for their distinction in research and advancement of science, technology or the humanities.

Genetic disorder treatment has wider possibilities

Monday, 16 July 2018

The advanced genomic tools used by a University of Otago paediatric geneticist to make world-leading discoveries on rare genetic disorders could also help improve the treatment of more common medical conditions.

Meet the Kiwi DNA detective helping kids across the world - NZ Herald

Sunday, 15 July 2018

World-renowned paediatric geneticist Professor Stephen Robertson has steadily been helping unravel obscure diseases, while giving fresh hope to countless children across the planet.

Outstanding research rewarded

Thursday, 31 May 2018

An expert in genetic conditions affecting children won one of the most prestigious prizes at the Health Research Excellence Awards in Dunedin last night.

Welcome Genomics Aotearoa: New platform supporting genomics and bioinformatics NZ

March 2018

New Zealand's newest collaborative research platform for genomics and bioinformatics research is hiring its first employees and preparing to launch its services.