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Natasha Mitchell

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Host, Life Matters on RN — Australian Broadcasting Corporation News

Journo/Audiophile/MC. Presenter @RNLifeMatters (2012-16) @AllintheMind (2002-12), ABC @RadioNational. @WomenSciAust board. Past V/Pres @WFSJ, & @KSJatMIT fellow

The unexpected faces of the fight against HIV/AIDS

abc.net.au — At the 21st International AIDS conference in Durban, South Africa, Nobel laureates met alongside transgender sex workers, activist grandmothers alongside gay men-over 18,000 delegates with over 18,000 stories of a virus that continues to elude us. Natasha Mitchell shares 10 things she learned from her days observing the action. 1.

Mind your genes! The dark legacy of eugenics lives on

abc.net.au — From enforced sterilisation to the fledgling foundations of education in Australia, eugenics left a dark stain on the 20th century. But have we learnt from the mistakes of the past? Natasha Mitchell reveals a story of misplaced power, misguided science and social engineering. 'Genes can have up to 80 per cent of influence on students' academic performance.'

ABC Radio National

abc.net.au — The ugly spectre of eugenics left a dark stain on the 20th Century, with the genocidal quest of the Nazis to breed a 'master race'. But the eugenic agenda reached much further and deeper still-into everyday laws and lives across the Western world-with profound consequences.

The Gene review: Siddhartha Mukherjee's thought-provoking exploration of science

smh.com.au — Recently I had a try at genetic engineering. I deleted a gene. Not just any stray old gene. This was a particular stretch of DNA inside a particular set of cancer cells, and removing it killed them. If only a cure for cancer was that straightforward, we would still have the loved ones we've lost to this grinding plague of our times.

Sian Prior's brave memoir of her shy life

smh.com.au — Shy by Sian Prior. Sylvia Plath's depiction of a mirror as ''not cruel, only truthful; the eye of a little god, four cornered" is haunting, as is so much of her verse. The mirror's role as an all-seeing, all-knowing truth teller is a recurring theme in literature: "Mirror, mirror on the wall - who is the fairest of them all?"

First we call them insects: the prelude to horror

abc.net.au — When Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir described the leadership of South Sudan as insects last week, a shiver went down my spine. It is unclear whether the Sudanese could be on the brink of war, but rewind to Rwanda in 1994.
Aug 23, 2016

Sorry @ABCcatalyst, I need to go for a *brisk walk* with the dog. My hippocampus says so. Gulp. Will catch rest on @abciview. #Alzheimers

Aug 23, 2016

So many children are born to an absent parent. And nuclear family far from the norm. Anthony's story shared with many. #NoStigma. #abc730

Aug 23, 2016

Go @OSLaundryAU ...the basics of humanity, on wheels. Social enterprise stepping in where we all fail to.  https://twitter.com/triplejHack/status/767939669908606976 


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