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By Author: Dr Rebecca Johnson

Koala genes decoded!

For the first time the genetic instruction manual, or blue-print, for this iconic Australian marsupial has been revealed.

By: Dr Rebecca Johnson, Dr Mark Eldridge, Category: Science, Date: 18 Sep 2014

How DNA Sampling is helping the Aviation Industry

Wildlife strikes (aka birdstrikes and airstrikes) are common at airports all over the world. Our new video is helping to manage the risk.

By: Dr Rebecca Johnson, Dr Greta Frankham, Category: Science, Date: 29 Aug 2014

The Koala and its Retroviruses

A special issue of the Technical Reports of the Australian Museum reveals the current state of knowledge on the Koala retrovirus.

By: Dr Rebecca Johnson, Category: Science, Date: 29 May 2014

Wildlife Forensic Science and DNA

DNA-based forensic science is at the forefront of solving wildlife crimes and is currently undergoing a transformation. 

By: Lizzy Myers, Dr Rebecca Johnson, Category: Science, Date: 01 Apr 2014

Feathers of the Gods: Koala Genome Project

We've assembled a talented multidisciplinary team to sequence all of the approximately 20,000 genes in the Koala.

By: Dr Rebecca Johnson, Category: Science, Date: 03 Mar 2014

Feathers of the Gods: Is it a Bird?

Is it a bat? Is it a plane? If you are an air traveller, you probably have more to do with museums – especially ours – than you think!

By: Dr Rebecca Johnson, Category: Science, Date: 11 Dec 2013

Australian Museum assists prosecution of illegal shark trafficking

Fisheries authorities frequently ask the Australian Museum DNA Laboratory to provide forensic identification of illegally taken shark fins, says Museum geneticist Dr Rebecca Johnson.

By: Dr Rebecca Johnson, Category: Science, Date: 14 Jul 2010