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  1. 3 September 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Gaining clarity on the ethical issues of a possible COVID-19 vaccine

    Given the importance of a COVID-19 vaccine, we need to unpack religious and ethical concerns on using human cell lines say University of Melbourne experts.

  2. 18 February 2020 - Learning & Teaching

    Our business leaders must think critically

    Critical thinking has become highly valued in business, but University of Melbourne research finds that these skills aren’t taught to business students.

  3. 6 December 2019 - Humanities

    How green is sustainable fashion really?

    Can the trend towards buying sustainable fashion really help the planet, or should we simply be buying less? University of Melbourne experts unravel the issues.

  4. 31 October 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Making the case for the global kidney exchange

    The Global Kidney Exchange has been criticised as ‘organ trafficking’, but University of Melbourne experts argue it will save the lives of rich and poor alike.

  5. 16 September 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Triaging the terminally ill

    Triage in emergency medicine has been around for centuries, but a new tool from University of Melbourne researchers helps triage patients in palliative care .

  6. 8 September 2019 - Legal Affairs

    The very human language of AI

    Artificial intelligence can be very human-like, even writing poetry; a University of Melbourne expert asks what ethical concerns this raises about the future.

  7. 9 August 2019 - Humanities

    Revealing the true value of fashion

    Entrepreneurs, designers and fashion businesses are rethinking the human and environmental costs of clothing says a University of Melbourne researcher.

  8. 31 January 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    When women’s rights collide with doctors

    Victorian doctors can conscientiously object if a woman wants an abortion; but some see this as the right to obstruct, University of Melbourne research finds.

  9. 20 December 2018 - Legal Affairs

    Gene-edited babies: What does the law allow in Australia?

    University of Melbourne legal experts argue that Australian laws about embryonic genome editing need to be updated to reflect rapid changes in the field.

  10. 5 December 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    Stumbling into the brave new world of gene editing

    A University of Melbourne expert says the alleged creation of the world's first gene-edited babies in China raises questions about the ethics of CRISPR .