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.
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 ..
Our Uneasy Tranquility
Almost a year ago, I came across several articles about the rising use and misuse of benzodiazepines, particularly among teenagers. ..
Embryo Selection and IQ
I took over the Biohazards column in Salvo Magazine from Paige Cunningham at The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity. ..
My Casualty Report for Salvo Issue 48 is on the increase of vaping among teens. I wrote this report just ..