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Experts pick apart the veracity of claims made in research papers and the media.

The Mouse with Two Fathers

By AusSMC

US scientists have produced mice from two fathers using stem cell technology.

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More evidence that Alzheimer's-like brain damage can be 'caught'

By AusSMC

It is possible that amyloid beta pathology, a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease, can be transmitted through contaminated human growth hormone.

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Australia's proposed encryption laws

By AusSMC

New laws proposed by the Australian Government target communication services and device makers, and include the power for police to force companies to disclose encrypted information on devices like phones, computers and social media platforms. Apple has called the draft legislation “dangerously ambiguous”, saying that the Coalition's attempt to weaken digital encryption should be “alarming to all Australians”.

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