Every day, worldwide, laboratories routinely analyse human genes to pinpoint a whole range of suspected diseases. Life-saving treatment can depend on fast, accurate diagnoses.
For some time now there's been a bruising debate about the balance of funding handed out to public and private schools.
Twins Anne and Helen were 20 years old when they learned they had been conceived from an anonymous man’s sperm. They spent the next 20 trying to crack the mystery of his identity.
In 2010 no one was predicting Julia Gillard or Tony Abbott would lead their respective parties into a Federal election. Now they are involved in the political fight of their lives.
Private tollways are catching on in Australia’s biggest cities, an experiment in controversial deals called Public Private Partnerships (PPPs).
Almost daily, the barrackers for nuclear power notch up a small new victory.
Geoffrey Robertson QC, Human Rights lawyer and author, well known for his television 'Hypothetical' series, leads a forum about the issues associated with recruiting and working with people with di
At great cost to his deteriorating health, Bernie Banton has been the face of the James Hardie compensation case.
Sometimes a life is so shattered you just have to tread gently through the wreckage to find the human being at the centre of it.
Andrew Denton first met Annie Robinson during the 'Show and Tell' segment on Enough Rope two years ago. That's when he found out about the term 'metastatic cancer': cancer gone wild.
Ciaron O'Reilly is a devout Brisbane-born Christian pacifist.
He is one of the rarest species on Earth. A popular politician. He entered parliament in 1960 and was the Liberal with so much get up and go, that he ultimately got up and went.
Much like the brain surgery he does every day, Dr Charlie Teo is a challenging, highly complicated individual. The self described maverick, many patients see him as a miracle worker.
We all know a homeless person when we see one, right, they're that wino passed out in the doorway, or the person with their head down, sitting on the street corner begging for money.
One in four relationships in Australia will be scarred by domestic violence. It's a subject tinged with shame and too often kept out of sight.
The seeds of love can grow in the most unlikely soil. Shahin Shafaei and Gaby Schultz met in a detention centre. He was an asylum seeker from Iran, she was a guard from country New South Wales.
Matt Laffan was born with a debilitating condition and little expectation that he would survive.
Life is full of journeys but rarely do any of us travel as far as Johnny Lee Clary.
He has been a hero to his people, an icon of their long and bloody struggle for independence.
There are two types of war correspondent - those who stick to the circuit of military briefings, safe hotels and careful excursions into unstable areas, and those who throw themselves at the job wi