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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .