Why are more contagious COVID variants emerging?

Why are more contagious COVID variants emerging?

By David Welch, Jemma Geoghegan, Joep de Ligt & Nigel French Why are more contagious variants emerging now, more than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic? New variants of SARS-CoV-2 have now evaded New Zealand’s border protections twice to spread into the community....
How do your genes affect your mental health? ▶

How do your genes affect your mental health? ▶

How do your genes affect your mental health? In this lecture hosted by the Liggins Institute, University of Auckland researchers discuss how knowing what your genes do can guide the development of future personalised medicine for the prevention and treatment of mental...
Q+A: How is trauma passed on through generations?

Q+A: How is trauma passed on through generations?

Is the transmission of trauma multi-generational? Do children of survivors of mass atrocities have a higher risk of developing psychological disorders? To understand the process of multi-generational legacies of trauma, Maria Armoudian speaks with Andrei Novac and...
Q+A: What are the hidden costs of civilisation?

Q+A: What are the hidden costs of civilisation?

What are the hidden costs of civilisation? Could civilisation be behind disease, mental illness, climate change, and religious fundamentalism? Spencer Wells thinks it might just be. Maria Armoudian speaks to Wells about his book Pandora’s Seed: The Unforeseen Cost of...
Is inheritance about more than just genes?

Is inheritance about more than just genes?

By Nicola Shepheard Epigenetics has been hailed as the missing link between genes and environment. Nicola Shepheard explores this phenomenon in greater detail and seeks out whether inheritance is about more than just genes. The growing knowledge of how experiences get...