4 Sep 2018

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).


27 Jun 2018

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.


31 Oct 2017

This resource provides the context and the foundation for the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017.


2 May 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...

Journal article

14 Sep 2015


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...


9 Feb 2006

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...


30 May 2003

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...


Qualitative research to explore public perceptions of human biological samples
18 Oct 2000

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...


A social research study
24 Nov 1998

The purpose of this study was to explore the public’s perspective on human cloning.



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