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Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Company Profile

12:27 EDT 26th September 2017 | BioPortfolio

Almost daily we hear or read stories relating to the marvels of genetics and molecular biology. Potentially great advances such as the diagnosis and treatment of human diseases, development of specialised organisms for cleaning up oil spills or growing more nutritious food attract praise and applause from the general public. But all too often these potential benefits of genetic technology are overlooked as people envisage and discuss the more controversial uses of this brave new area of science. ‘Frankenstein Foods’ and ‘Designer Babies’ are headlines that inspire fear in our community, one that is now more sceptical of the great advances that modern science can deliver.

The challenge is how to derive the most benefit but limit the potential abuse of this technology. The ethical limitations of genetic technology need to be debated and decided by our community as a whole, not left to select groups of academics and politicians. The MCRI and GTAC's education program aims to enhance the knowledge of ALL members of our society so that they can participate in an informed debate on the issues that will arise. Many of our programs centre around a theme of ethics and provide a forum for participants to voice their opinions on controversial topics.

Location

10th Floor Main BuildingRoyal Children's Hospital
Flemington Road
Parkville
Victoria
3052
Australia

Contact

Phone: 613 8341 6298
Fax: 613 8341 6212
Email: edu.unit@mcri.edu.au


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Trial of innovative app to screen for cerebral palsy

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Peanut allergy cure for children could be close after Australian researchers make major breakthrough – The Independent

The IndependentPeanut allergy cure for children could be close after Australian researchers make major breakthroughThe IndependentIn a small but long-term medical trial by the Murdoch Childrens Resear...

Low-level drinking during pregnancy influences babies' facial development

Drinking alcohol during pregnancy at low levels – even the occasional drink – can subtly influence the way a baby's face is formed in the womb, researchers from the Murdoch Children's Research Ins...

Bullied primary school children are falling behind in learning

New work from the Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI) has uncovered that one in three boys and one in four girls aged 8 to 9 years are experiencing weekly bullying at their primary school.

The effects of childhood stroke on motor skills

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A History of the Western Institute of Nursing and Its Communicating Nursing Research Conferences.

The Western Institute of Nursing (WIN) celebrated its 60th anniversary and the 50th Annual Communicating Nursing Research Conference in April 2017.

Adherence to the World Cancer Research Fund/American Institute for Cancer Research recommendations and colorectal cancer risk.

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Priorities for Cardiovascular Outcomes Research: A Report of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's Centers for Cardiovascular Outcomes Research Working Group.

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Neonatal Immunization With Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine in Papua New Guinea

The National Health Plan 2001-2010 calls for investigation of the feasibility of pneumococcal vaccines for Papau New Guinea. The Papua New Guinea (PNG) Institute of Medical Research, the T...

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The BENEFIT Trial: Evaluation of the Use of an Antiparasital Drug (Benznidazole) in the Treatment of Chronic Chagas' Disease

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