Selected CSIRO media mentions for the week commencing 21 June 2021. If you encounter a paywall, request a text version by emailing the article title here.
A DNA test developed by CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, can improve management of wild fish populations for conservation or harvest by determining the ages of fishes – Mirage News, 24 June 2021.
An international study has discovered a coronavirus epidemic broke out in the East Asia region more than 20,000 years ago, with traces of the outbreak evident in the genetic makeup of people from that area – Eureka Alert, 24 June 2021.
CSIRO and several Australian universities have engaged in at least 10 joint projects with the Wuhan Institute of Virology in the past decade, a laboratory US intelligence has linked to the Chinese military and which is suspected of being at the centre of the Covid-19 outbreak – The Australian, 24 June 2021.
There has been an explosion in demand for plant-based food options in recent years, but many of the new products lack flavour and an appealing mouthfeel or texture. CSIRO spin-out company, Nourish Ingredients, has created a new science area to address this need – ABC Online, 19 June 2021.
Several UNSW scientists have returned from a four-week voyage along Australia’s eastern coastline gathering data on the changing East Australian Current [EAC] and observing its effect on fish reproduction – UNSW Newsroom, 22 June 2021.