CRISPR uses segments of bacterial DNA that can make targeted cuts in a genome when paired with a specific guide protein.
Controversy over a Chinese study that used CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technology shows how the West still looks at the East through the lens of Orientalism.
Many Australians will not benefit from the Financial Services Council’s new life insurance code, Gail Pearson says.
The Financial Services Council code of conduct for life insurance is the industry's last chance to reform before the government steps in.
World Bank president Jim Kim was recently appointed for a second term, but there are questions about the transparency of this process.
The World Bank risks looking hypocritical and becoming redundant if it doesn't improve its own management.
Did ANZ CEO Shayne Elliot let the cat out of the bag on manipulation of BBSW when speaking at the Standing Committee on Economics annual hearing?
In his response to questioning by MPs at the House Economics Committee hearings into the big four banks, Mr Shayne Elliott, CEO of ANZ, may have inadvertently let the cat out of the bag, When questioned…
Businesses need to consult customers to work out what is reasonable when it comes to using and securing their data.
Business Briefing: Trusting business to take care of your data.
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Businesses need to take the lead to show customers and governments that industry can handle data management, says former ACCC chief Graeme Samuel.
Despite the increased focus on corporate social responsibility, businesses don’t seem to be cleaning up their act.
Publicly listed Australian companies are still falling short of proper corporate social responsibility, judging by most recent reports.
Commonwealth Bank CEO Ian Narev received a healthy remuneration package in 2016 despite scandals involving the bank.
Studies show performance-based incentives for CEOs do not lead to better organisational performance.
Trump and Clinton shakes hands
We asked a group of scholars to listen to Clinton vs. Trump and pick just one quote to react to. Here’s what the experts heard.
Apple didn’t know about the vulnerability until the iPhone hack.
Rich rewards are on offer to people who can help private companies develop software to exploit vulnerabilities in technology such as smartphones. It might be legal but is it ethical?
Can a Czech soldier justify assassinating a Nazi leader when he knows that it could lead to thousands of innocent citizens being murdered in revenge? If so, how?
Should a future parent consider the impact more people will have on the Earth?
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A philosopher of 'procreation ethics' at the center of a controversy over having kids explains why we can't ignore the population question in an era of climate change.
Parents’ role as medical decision-makers is sometimes questioned when they don’t choose the recommended treatment for their child.
It is ethical for doctors to accept a treatment option parents want – providing it is good enough – rather than insisting on what they believe is the best possible treatment for the child.
Great Britain’s Mo Farah celebrates winning the gold in the men’s 5000m at the Rio Olympics.
Watching sport is more than just an entertaining experience. As the 2016 Olympic Games again highlighted, it can enrich and improve our lives in many more complex ways.
Hillary and Bill Clinton at the DNC, July 28, 2016.
The media’s obsession with the indirect ways in which a single charitable foundation advances a single candidate’s career misses the point.
Are you setting a good example for others to follow?
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Put otherwise good people in an environment created by a psychopathic boss and they could end up with ethical blindness.
One person’s ethics is another person’s self-indulgence.
A moral philosopher considers whether you should vote out of fear.
Female dingo in Oxley Wild Rivers NP, New South Wales.
Dingoes are being used to kill feral goats in Queensland, but is this just another form of cruelty?
There’s an old saying in journalism: “All news is local”. It means that news, wherever it comes from, needs to engage the interest of its local audience if it is to succeed. But read today’s paper, or…
One ethical consideration: How customizable should avatars be?
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A key element of enjoyment, it turns out, is the ability to fully experience a game. What ethical obligations do game designers have to ensure this?
Guns collected for the LA County annual Gun Melt.
People with different views on guns don't just see guns differently, they see the world differently.