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Remembering Frank Fenner: one of our greatest medical scientists (and a thoroughly decent human being)

Remembering Frank Fenner: one of our greatest medical scientists (and a thoroughly decent human being)

The death of one of Australia‚Äôs great medical scientists, Emeritus Professor Frank Fenner, has, not surprisingly, made international headlines. In 2007, I had the pleasure of interviewing Fenner for a profile commissioned by a pathology magazine, PathWay (you can read more from this at the bottom of the post). At that time, he had begun […]

Humans are on the edge of extinction, Frank Fenner tells the Oz

Humans are on the edge of extinction, Frank Fenner tells the Oz

In case you missed it, page 25 of The Australian (buried deep in the Higher Education supplement) has an interview with Emeritus Professor Frank Fenner in which he predicts that humans will become extinct, perhaps within 100 years, as a result of climate change. As the article’s author, Cheryl Jones, notes, Fenner, now 95, is […]