Breaking Ground

Work After the Pandemic, Breaking Ground, August 19, 2020

The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity

“Coronavirus Vaccine Ethics” December 8, 2020 (Updated March 30, 2021)

Are the coronavirus vaccines safe? What’s the difference between mRNA and adenovirus vaccines? Are vaccine passports ethical? My article on Covid-19 vaccine ethics.

Mind Matters News

The last U.S. social media site that was accessible within China’s “Great Firewall” has pulled out.
What can the history of the Soviet Union tell us about Xi Jinping’s crackdown on China’s tech sector? This article looks at why Xi is making changes to China’s economic system.
Cybersecurity firm, FireEye, reports that Chinese hackers, likely state-backed, engaged in a massive campaign to influence protests in the U.S.
What’s with the crackdown on business sectors from e-commerce to ride hailing to private tutoring? And the bigger question: Will all of these regulations stifle innovation?
Just as the U.S. is evaluating how to hold social media companies accountable for their business practices, China has enacted data laws that protect user privacy but also restrict businesses in favor of the State. What can we learn from China’s regulations?

See All of Heather’s Mind Matters News Articles…

Salvo Magazine

My articles in the recent issue of Salvo look at two global bioethics issues:

Unplanned Demography: The Grim Realities of China’s Eugenics & Population Control Biohazards, Salvo Issue #58, Fall 2021

Gone Girls: India Is Missing 13.5 Million from Sex-Selective Abortion, Casualty Report, Salvo Issue #58, Fall 2021

See All of Heather’s Salvo Articles…

The New Atlantis

Spring 2019 Issue: “Our Uneasy Tranquility” — American’s use of anti-anxiety medication has skyrocketed. Should we be worried?

TCU Endeavors

Spring 2021 Issue: “Turning Over a New Leaf in Energy” — Professor profile on how photosynthesis inspires solar photovoltaic cell design

Spring 2021 Issue: “Sing Like a Bird” — Professor profile on research examining how a finch singing may lead to therapies for people who struggle with language

Spring 2020 Issue: “Stopping the Flu Virus” — Professor profile on research modeling the flu virus

At, I’ve compiled the top news items in 2020. Check out December 2019, January 2020, February 2020, March 2020, April 2020, May 2020, June 2020, July 2020, August 2020, September 2020, October 2020, and November 2020.

How does a virus work and what bioethical issues should we consider during the pandemic?

March 23, 2020: “Coronavirus: Explanations and Ethical Issues”

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Relevant Magazine

Trinity International University Bioethics Blog (2011-2012)

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