Merlin Crossley

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A person-not-project approach to research funding should be given serious consideration, writes Merlin Crossley.

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Metrics in higher education help provide opportunities, install meritocracies and break through entrenched social elites, writes Merlin Crossley.

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Should Australia invest in more or fewer fellowships, and should they be for junior or senior researchers, asks Merlin Crossley.

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The ability to edit the genome using new DNA-cutting tools is heralding a new age of genetic engineering, writes Merlin Crossley.

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In a world-first advance, Professor Merlin Crossley and his team have shown that changing just a single letter of the DNA of human red blood cells increases their production of oxygen-carrying haemoglobin.

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Contrary to some claims, scientists are very active in communicating their research to a wide audience in a variety of ways, writes Merlin Crossley.

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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.

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New results confirm we are on the right track to understanding how molecules that coat DNA influence the activity of disease genes, writes Merlin Crossley.

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Universities are best served by collecting comments from students on teaching quality and making that feedback as freely available as possible, writes Merlin Crossley.

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The latest anonymously published scientific satire – Duronimus Karlof, Critical Mass – successfully ridicules big science and research politics while demonstrating that sometimes bold ideas deliver, writes Merlin Crossley.

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