I wrote this article after Harvard’s George Church and several others published a proposal to make a synthetic human genome. They are calling their project HGP-Write. Prior to this proposal I had been researching some of the flaws in genetic testing for a fiction piece. I came across a fascinating article in The Atlantic on forensics and false positives in DNA matching. I also read a research paper on “genetic superheroes” that calls into question some of our assumptions about fully penetrant diseases.
Writing about Vaccines
For my Biohazards column in Salvo Issue 50, I decided to write about vaccines since it was a hot news ..
The Hong Kong Protests
My latest articles at Mind Matters News cover the Hong Kong protests. The first article addresses the various ways protesters ..
I have three new articles at Mind Matters that cover the use of high-tech surveillance by the Chinese government. Mind ..
My recent article in Salvo Issue 49 (by subscription) looks at the book The Coddling of the American Mind: How ..
Podcast Interview about Teen Girls and Technology
My article in Salvo magazine, “Do You Like Me?” garnered the attention of Walt Mueller of the Center for Parent/Youth ..