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An education in ethics

16 August, 2018 by Lauren Davis

Bioethicist Dr Ainsley Newson talks mitochondrial donation, targeted testing and other ethical dilemmas ahead of the AACB AIMS 2018 Combined Scientific Meeting.


World-renowned physicist appointed as CSIRO Chief Scientist

15 August, 2018

Dr Cathy Foley will start her new role at the end of September, and said her priority will be promoting science, STEM and women in science.


NSW BioCheers — a night of networking for the biotech sector

14 August, 2018 | Supplied by: AusBiotech Ltd

NSW BioCheers brings together members of the life sciences, therapeutics, medical technology, food and agriculture biotechnology sectors.


Robots on stage as part of National Science Week

10 August, 2018

Biomedical research centre BioFab3D will be the home of a new play from immersive theatre company PlayReactive, based on the work of science-fiction pioneer Karel Čapek.


$180m in funding to advance 132 research projects

03 August, 2018

The funding will support ARC Future Fellowships, Australian Laureate Fellowships, Linkage Projects, and Industrial Transformation Research Hubs and Training Centres.


Australian mathematician wins prestigious Fields Medal

02 August, 2018

Number theorist Akshay Venkatesh has become the second Australian in history to win a Fields Medal, often described as the Nobel Prize for mathematics.


2018 Australasian Genomic Technologies Association conference

26 July, 2018

The AGTA conference, Australia's foremost genomic technology conference, is an essential event for researchers and industry representatives who work with genomic technologies.


Royal Society announces 2018 award winners

20 July, 2018

The Royal Society has announced the winners of its 2018–19 medals and awards — 24 prizes that recognise exceptional researchers who make outstanding contributions to science.


UK–US trade deal could threaten the NHS, researchers say

13 July, 2018

The USA's targeting of so-called 'foreign free-riding' in trade deals could lead to a poor deal on pharmaceuticals for the UK post-Brexit.


Senate committee recommends legalising mitochondrial donation

05 July, 2018 by Lauren Davis

Australian women at risk of having babies suffering severe mitochondrial disease may soon be able to have healthy children.


Australia's top health and medical researchers honoured

28 June, 2018

The prestigious NHMRC Research Excellence Awards recognise recent outstanding performance in the health and medical research field.


Gene therapies may not be commercially viable: GlobalData

27 June, 2018

Gene therapies stand to benefit patients immensely, but there are questions about their commercial viability for pharmaceutical companies.


Report: Synthetic biology could be misused to create weapons

21 June, 2018

Although some malicious applications of synthetic biology may not seem plausible right now, they could become achievable with future advances.


Over 2700 stem cell scientists in Melbourne this week

21 June, 2018

More than 2700 stem cell scientists from 50 countries are in Melbourne for the 16th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR).


Blood filter therapy for kidney patients wins innovation award

14 June, 2018

A new haemodialysis therapy has the potential to significantly advance renal (kidney) care for patients.


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