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A process of viral mutation, known as “genetic drift”, could compromise efforts to combat the world's worst known epidemic of Ebola, writes Peter White.
Mitochondrial DNA offers an incomplete picture of people's ancestry, and consumers and scientists alike should be aware the technology promises much more than it can deliver, writes Darren Curnoe.
The government needs to think very carefully before responding to the Productivity Commission’s report into childcare and early childhood learning, write Deb Brennan and Elizabeth Adamson.
Opinion & Analysis
Scientists have a responsibility to convince the public and political parties to support curiosity-driven research to help solve the challenges of the future, writes Merlin Crossley.