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Waging war on Australia’s nastiest parasite: scientists map blowfly genome

Researchers have decoded the Australian sheep blowfly genome, adding ammunition to the battle against one of the nation’s most insidious pests. Around 2000 genes not seen before in any other organism were discovered. These genes can now be investigated as potential drug and vaccine targets. This blowfly is responsible for about $280 million in losses …

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“It’s always been my home”

I first met Prue Gay at a concert in Cowra, where she and her friends were enjoying one of their ’Sunday Funday’ outings – culminating in Prue joining the band on stage… but more on that later. When we got talking about life on the land, she revealed where her current priorities lie. “I’m not …

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