Previous opposition to "gene doping" should be rethought and
such forms of genetic enhancement embraced as a potentially
healthier alternative to performance-enhancing drugs,
Scottish ethicist Prof Andy Miah says.
Dunedin city councillors will this
month consider a proposal that could result in the Otago
Settlers Museum closing to the public for about 18 months,
until the museum redevelopment project is completed.
University of Otago researchers Dr Liana Machado, Dr Graeme
Hammond-Tooke, Dr Andrew Clarkson and Dr Louise
Parr-Brownlie, will give free public talks at the
university's Castle St lecture theatre complex tomorrow to
mark national Brain Day.
A confidential Dunedin City Council report has questioned the
nature of Otago Museum chief executive Shimrath Paul's
reporting to his board and raised the "wider issue" of the
relationship between the council and museum.
An international scientific team, including University of
Otago geologists, has successfully drilled through the Alpine
Fault on the West Coast, starting an ambitious project to
learn more about earthquake mechanisms there.
The value of the University' of Otago's bachelor of medical
science honours programme in the university's overall health
science education has been emphasised by health sciences
pro-vice-chancellor Prof Peter Crampton.