If you die a violent death, chances are you'll soon be on a cold table in front of someone like Eva Schemer.
Despite sharing the same DNA and usually the same upbringing, identical twins can diverge in sexuality. We asked two Melbourne twins to discuss what that difference meant for them.
After a large-scale disaster, one of the priorities is to identify the corpses, a task that often falls to a disaster-victim-identification expert.
Last week at a dinner party in Melbourne, I met two former strangers brought together by a website and a genetic similarity found in their saliva.
It's been one year since the Bangladeshi factory collapse which killed more than 1,130 garment workers. Can the odd pang of consumer guilt be reconciled with this unfathomable tragedy?
A year after the disaster, the grim history of Rana Plaza has delayed redevelopment, and almost nothing has been added to the site. Curiously, almost nothing has been taken away, either.
Despite the promise of the $1,000 genome sequence, personalized medicine is likely to remain a luxury product—and not a very accurate one at that. Researchers struggle to overcome hurdles that make predicting someone's propensity for disease expensive, ti…
It's not exactly news that China is setting itself up as a new global superpower. While Western civilization chokes on its own gluttony like a latter-day Marlon Brando, China continues to buy up American debt and lock away the world's natural resources. B…