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The Murdoch Children's Research Institute blog Featuring stories, opinons and news from our research team, patients and staff.

Written by University of Melbourne Masters of Science Communication students Jasmine McBain-Miller, Kimberley Meyers, Ashley Sroka and Bronwyn Wolfaardt under the guidance and direction of Associate Professor Jeff Craig .
Genes. Even rice grains have them. Strangely enough, rice grains actually have more genes than humans! You might say “But we’re so complex, the “pinnacle of creation”, yet a grain of rice has more genes than I do? Shouldn’t I, the most complex being in the world, have more genes?