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The Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation (ADI) is a leading humanities and social sciences research institute based at Deakin University, Australia. Our researchers aim to understand the complex meanings of citizenship, social inclusion and globalisation, and investigate the imp

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New book sheds light on long history behind the rise of the field of epigenetics

Associate Professor Maurizio Meloni’s new book ‘Impressionable Biologies’ investigates the long history of the beliefs of the plasticity of the human body and its recent resurgence in popularity through epigenetics.

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Rethinking the ‘age of the human’

By all accounts, you’ll be hearing the word “Anthropocene” more and more, especially as universities around the world are starting to host “Anthropocene Campuses.” But what does it mean?

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CESMatthew Guy
Epigenetics: research explores policy risks

Epigenetics and the notion of plasticity have changed the way we think about human development. Deakin’s new ARC Future Fellow Maurizio Meloni is exploring the moral landscape and policy implications for populations in three countries.

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CESTara Brennan
IVF and the Birth of Bioethics in Australia

In the four decades since the birth of the ‘test-tube’ baby, the field of bioethics has been at the forefront of trying to understand what advancing biotechnologies mean for society, writes Alfred Deakin Institute researcher, Dr Christopher Mayes.

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CESTara Brennan
Deakin to host Anthropocene Campus 2018

Australia’s first Anthropocene Campus will bring cutting-edge, cross-disciplinary thought to bear on ways for humanity to address the challenges facing the planet.

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CESTara Brennan
Chasing the molecule

Extolled by the science community as “the Holy Grail of modern biomedicine,” the gene editing tool CRISPR/Cas9 is taking Deakin’s multi-talented anthropologist Eben Kirksey on a journey around the Globe, exploring its many applications and potential consequences.

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CESTara Brennan