Synthetic biology could reshape the global industrial landscape, creating opportunities and challenges for Australian firms, according to this report from the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA).
This report looks at the science of mitochondrial donation and evaluates whether the Australian government should consider making mitochondrial donation available within Australia, and if so, under what kind of regulatory regime.
This resource provides the context and the foundation for the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017.
Gene editing technologies are fast becoming a reality, so much so that the Australian Academy of Science is calling for a national discussion around how to best manage it.
Scientists are on the cusp of being able to wipe out or reduce the population...
To explore increasing concerns about scientific misconduct and data irreproducibility in some areas of science, we interviewed a number of senior biomedical researchers. These interviews revealed a perceived decline in trust in the scientific enterprise, in large part because the quantity of...
The inquiry into the legal and ethical issues surrounding the protection of human genetic information was conducted by the Australian Law Reform Commission and the Australian Health Ethics Committee of the National Health and Medical Research Council. In this publication the government responds to the...
ALRC Report 96 (tabled May 2003) was the product of a two-year inquiry by the ALRC and the Australian Health Ethics Committee (AHEC) of the NHMRC, involving extensive research and widespread public consultation.The inquiry was the most comprehensive ever undertaken into these issues in Australia...
Human biological samples are defined as constituent parts of the human body, or human biological material, including organs and parts of organs, cells and tissues, and body fluids. The collection of human biological samples is increasingly important in medical research – particularly in the area...