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The Conversation: Human embryo CRISPR advances science but let’s focus on ethics, not world first

Just because we can edit genes in human embryos, should we? Author: Hannah Brown Following early reports last week that scientists had edited the DNA of human embryos, American researchers have now published their much anticipated paper in the journal Nature. The human embryos used in the research were created using eggs collected from healthy women […]

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The Conversation: What will my child’s life be like? Newly identified genes may help diagnose autism and disability

Author: Jozef Gecz We have identified 38 new genes that are strongly associated with autism and intellectual disability. Some of the genes appear to be primarily associated with autism, and others primarily associated with intellectual disability. We also found evidence reinforcing the importance of 53 previously identified genes in autism and intellectual disability. Improved knowledge of […]

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The Conversation: Introduce eggs and peanuts early in infants’ diets to reduce the risk of allergies

Author: Merryn Netting, and Katie Allen In the 1970s, when we were in school, food allergies were rare. But Australian children now have the highest rate of food allergy in the world. Up to one in ten infants and two in ten school-aged children have a proven food allergy. In the 14 years to 2012, there […]

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Public forum: Making babies in the 21st Century – Let’s talk about sex!

To make a baby you need to have sex. But it’s not straight forward. Research is now showing that the life you lead affects your ability to conceive and the life-long health of your baby. There are those wanting to have sex without risking pregnancy, and those who are struggling to enjoy sex. It is a […]

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Could assisted reproduction reduce birth defects for older women?

Babies born to women aged 40 and over from assisted reproduction have fewer birth defects compared with those from women who conceive naturally at the same age, according to new research from the University of Adelaide. This is contrary to widespread belief that the greater risk of birth defects after assisted conception is due to […]

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The Conversation: Explainer – what is cystic fibrosis and how is it treated?

Authors: Martin Donnelley and David Parsons Cystic fibrosis (CF) affects around 3,000 people in Australia and 70,000 worldwide. It’s an inherited disease caused by a mutation in a single gene called CFTR. This gene defect means the protein it produces, also called CFTR, is absent or does not function correctly. This disturbs the salt balance in most […]

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Video now available: Lloyd Cox Memorial Lecture

We were thrilled to welcome Professor Fiona Stanley (AC, FAA, FASSA) to the RRI to present the annual Lloyd Cox Memorial Lecture on the topic: Before the Bough Breaks – Data and research to guard our children’s future. If you were unable to attend, below is the recording – please feel free to share.

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The Conversation: How old is too old for a safe pregnancy?

Author: Hannah Brown   This week, an Australian woman delivered a baby at the age of 62 after having in vitro fertilisation (IVF) abroad. Few women can naturally conceive a baby later in life without the help of IVF – and these are rarely first pregnancies. These women go through menopause later, and have lower risks […]

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Media Release: Boy babies at greater risk of pregnancy complications

New research led by the University of Adelaide has confirmed that boy babies are much more likely to experience potentially life-threatening outcomes at birth than girls. The research, which investigated data of more than 574,000 South Australian births over a 30-year period (1981-2011), is the first population-based study of its kind in Australia to confirm […]

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Media Release: Why inequalities in reproductive health make a difference

A University of Adelaide researcher whose work aims to highlight and resolve inequalities in reproductive health for Aboriginal women has today been awarded the inaugural Healthy Development Adelaide Women’s Excellence in Research Award. Dr Alice Rumbold is a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Career Development Fellow with the University of Adelaide’s Robinson Research […]

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