Australasian Science: Australia's authority on science since 1938
By Michael Cook
A report calculates that we’re more likely to die in an extinction event than in a car crash.
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Cases of sexual attraction are bound to grow as “genetic orphans” seek out their missing parents.
“Resignation syndrome” in refugee children and adolescents in Sweden is one of the most bizarre medical stories of the past decade.
A royal paternity test in Belgium has far-reaching implications for fertility clinics.
Talk of IVF as a solution for declining birth rates is a sign that governments are clutching at straws.
Gene editing promises to enable the safe use of pig organs to transplant into humans. Who could object to that?
Cryonics technologies have captured the imagination of some of the brightest minds in Silicon Valley, but what about the rest of us?
Steven Pinker has attacked bioethics as “moralistic grandstanding” that restricts research. Is he right?
Legislation for opt-in face recognition is essential despite the protests of companies like Google and Facebook.
The ability to “edit” the genome has already seen Chinese scientists accidentally introduce mutations into human embryos.
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