Digital health technologies have great potential for power and improving the human condition, but recent experiences and data breaches indicate some ethical challenges. Earlier this year, The Warren Centre Executive Director, Ashley Brinson gave the opening
DNA origami is a new field of research that explores the folding capabilities of DNA to create nanoscale tools. Why would this be useful? Dr. Shelley Wickham from the University of Sydney Nano Institute and
A suspect named as the “Golden State Killer” who was wanted for 12 murders and at least 50 sexual assaults in the 1970’s and 80’s was recently arrested when crime scene DNA was linked via
CRISPR Cas-9 changed the DNA manipulation game forever. Now, researchers at the University of Alberta in Canada have developed a technology that can dramatically improve the technique. The approach uses artificial guide particles known as
DNA identification and manipulation continue to stir ethical debate as researchers discover indicators of intelligence potential and develop new GMOs. If the traditional IQ test accurately measures intelligence as a generalised number, a new DNA
Three stories this week show startling advancements in science and health. First, scientists at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have modified the CRISPR/Cas9 genome-editing system to add a molecular genome observation device that acts
The world order is changing. As the ongoing mood of isolationism further turns America inwardly, the US looks backwards in its search to “make America great again”. How can Australia respond to this changing world order? On the technology and innovation front, the new Australia 2030 Prosperity Through Innovation Plan from Innovation and Science Australia promises additional fresh impetus for growth opportunities.
Recombinetics, a gene editing company, and its partners have created black-and-white Holstein dairy cattle with no horns and male pigs that cannot complete their sexual development, yielding younger and more delicious pork chops. Despite the
A few stories this week reveal stellar developments in the health tech industry. Google’s DeepMind AI has been applied to analysing medical images, accurately detecting eye disease data sets of thousands of photographs, more quickly
Artificial intelligence, robotics, globalisation, the transformation of energy systems, the intense commercial competition in business of technology, and the rising realisation that the best inventions of the future will centre on human needs and the requirement to sustain life on this planet — these are the recurring themes, and there’s a great batch of new stories below that illustrate the future unfurling ahead.