The effort to edit the genes of Chinese twins implies that all our traits are determined by our genes. But changing our diet, environment, lifestyle and microbes may have a greater effect.
The legislation also will enable the Foreign Minister to specify extra people, such
as a hostage, who may be protected by an ASIS staffer or agent.
Genetic research on human behaviour has long been linked with eugenics and continues to attract interest from far-right groups.
Genetics play a large role in how well someone does at university.
The Skripal case shows how Russian intelligence services have the confidence to carry out shoddy operations, seemingly unconcerned about whether or not they will be discovered.
The axing of the prosecutions head follows sweeping changes to other king positions in the security cluster by President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Underage police informants can't necessarily be trusted to provide accurate information, so why compromise their safety?
Intelligence agencies must be incorruptible and 'speak truth to power' to be of any benefit to policymakers and the communities they serve.
New evidence that old beliefs about people with conditions that prevent them from speaking or moving are not always right.
A new study shows how even having a few intelligent people in a group can benefit others.
It's increasingly difficult for investigative journalists to hold governments to account – partly due to anti-terror and security laws making it harder for whistleblowers to act.
Since its invention, the IQ test has generated strong arguments in support of – and against – its use.
Toby Young’s comments on meritocracy, and 'progressive eugenics' are shocking, but the history of its long association is far more disturbing.
New laws aiming to crack down on foreign interference in Australian politics suggest the concept of 'national security' is continually expanding.
Claims that the Manchester Arena bombing could have been stopped are too simplistic.
The public release of secret intelligence can have a powerful impact on the political environment, as the revelations regarding Sam Dastyari demonstrate.
The Sam Dastyari episode underscores the need for clear-cut rules to prevent those with links to foreign governments from using money to influence the political process.
New studies investigate whether music, chess, video games or puzzles can make us smarter.
New research shows your ability to play certain computer games is linked to your intelligence.
The words “gifted”, “precocious” and “high potential” represent different ways of seeing and valuing exceptional abilities.