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Strictly Speaking | Crispr foods

At first sight this could be a slogan for crunchier fish and chips from the deep freeze, something which food companies could definitely improve on. In fact, it’s a highly sophisticated technique for editing the genes of plants, animals and ...

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On the move | October

Professor Christopher Lawrence has been appointed the first Dean of Indigenous Engagement at Curtin University’s Faculty of Science and Engineering. In the role Lawrence, a proud Nyungar (Whadjuk and Ballardong) man, will help extend cultural understanding and open up career ...

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Strictly Speaking | Skinship

Words and phrases are quite often borrowed from other languages to express a concept for which there is no existing term – think of schadenfreude or déjà vu in English (from German and French respectively). Less frequently, a completely new ...

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On the move | September

VILLE HARVARD-BOUND University of Wollongong Senior Professor Simon Ville will take up the Australian Studies Chair at Harvard University for the 2022–23 academic year. Ville said he was thrilled to learn he would take up the Chair, which has previously ...

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On the move | August

YOUNG INNOVATOR AT USC Professor Ross Young has joined USC as its new deputy vice-chancellor (Research and Innovation).Young was previously the executive dean of the Faculty of Health at QUT. He said he was keen to amplify the impact of ...

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Strictly speaking | Genericide

The - cide suffix provides us with homicide, the most general word for killing another person, as well as specific types of killing that identify the person killed: fratricide (one’s brother or sister), patricide (one’s father), regicide (the king), suicide ...

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