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DNA and Indigenous Medicine

Here is an interesting article on how a collection of DNA may be able to assist in producing medicine that is specifically targeted at helping curing medical problems related to Australian Indigenous people.

NITV DNA Nation news


Larissa Behrendt, Under skin, in blood (Review)

In my last review – that for Ali Cobby Eckermann’s Ruby Moonlight – I shared the following lines:

Jack knows the remainder of the conversation…

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Australian Literature

Ali Cobby Eckermann, Ruby Moonlight (Review)

Ali Cobby Eckermann has been on my radar for a while, so when Lisa announced her 2016 Indigenous Literature Week, I decided Eckermann’s verse novel… 924 more words

Australian Literature

writing while white

In Australia this week is NAIDOC Week, when we celebrate the rich culture of Indigenous Australians. The beautiful artwork of the poster is by Wiradjuri Aboriginal artist  321 more words

We Need Diverse Books

Monday musings on Australian literature: Recent books by Indigenous Australians

Next week, from 3rd to 10th of July, Lisa at ANZLitlovers is running her now annual Indigenous Literature Week. While she usually holds it during or near Australia’s… 510 more words

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Confirmation of First Australians

Key points:

  • Human remains at Lake Mungo are the oldest in Australia
  • 2001 research suggested Mungo Man had unusual DNA
  • This challenged dominant view of human evolution…
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