Publications

Articles and Columns

Silicon Valley’s creepy obsession with longevityMercatorNet, August 2, 2017.

Turning life into a gameMercatorNet, June 14, 2017.

Casualty Report: Jumping to ConclusionsSalvo, Issue 41, Summer 2017 (available by subscription).

Technology and Addiction: How Big Gaming Hacks into our PsychesMercatorNet, April 6, 2017.

Addiction or Compulsion: Our Love/Hat Relationship with TechnologyMercatorNet, March 23, 2017.

Casualty Report: Police and ShootingsSalvo, Issue 40, Spring 2017 (available by subscription).

Manipulating Science NewsMercatorNet, February 10, 2017.

Casualty Report: Suicide Tolls” and “The Come Back ManSalvo, Issue 39, Winter 2016.

The Seven Deadly Sins of Social MediaMercatorNet, November 21, 2016.

Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the AlgorithmMercatorNet, September 23, 2016.

Casualty Report: EuthanasiaSalvo, Issue 38, Fall 2016 (available by subscription).

When Is It Ethical for Police and the Military to Use Killer Robots?MercatorNet, August 15, 2016.

Blind Faith in DNAMercatorNet, June 23, 2016. (Cross published as “Be Wary of the Magical, Hyped-Up Claims About DNAThe Stream, June 26, 2016.)

From Me to EternitySalvo, Issue 37, Summer 2016.

Casualty Report: Sex TraffickingSalvo, Issue 37, Summer 2016.

Pigs with Human Hearts, and Other Wild Tales from the Future of Organ DonationQuartz, April 13, 2016.

Bodyhackers: The Rebel-Punk TranshumanistsMercatorNet, March 31, 2016.

When Baby-Making Takes Three: You, Me, and SheChristian Research Journal, vol. 39, no. 01, 2016 (available by subscription).

Panel Says FDA Should Approve Experiments on Male ‘Three-Parent’ EmbryosThe Stream, February 8, 2016.

Surrogate and Babies Die from Complications in PregnancyThe Stream, October 17, 2015.

Dying to Feel Good: Modern Self-Realization & the Painkiller Addiction EpidemicSalvo, Issue 31, Winter 2014 (Feature article, available by subscription).

Incredible Bulk: Performance-Enhancing Drugs & the Modern Identity ProjectSalvo, Issue 27, Winter 2013 (Available by subscription).

Playing God: The 3D Printing Revolution Is Here. Should We Be Concerned about How Far It Will Go?Relevant Issue 66, December 2013.

 

 Blogs & Contributions

Medical Xpress and Phys.org contributions (This is a sampling of some of the research summaries I’ve written.):

Criteria to predict experimentally stable allotropes

New hydrogel gives clues to mechanism behind stress-stiffening-mediated mesenchymal stem cell fate

Diagnostic tools using synthetic biology

New study shows inhibiting copper chaperones reduces tumor cell proliferation

Re-framing the placebo effect and informed consent

Technique identifies prenatal trisomy, cancer type, and transplant rejection using methylation sequences of plasma DNA

Workshop on the use of biospecimens calls for broad initial consent with oversight

Mitochondrial function changes as we age

Select articles on bioethics.com:

Ebola Timeline” (October 14, 2014)

STAP Stem Cells: Come and Gone” (September 19, 2014)

Gene Editing Technology” (April 14, 2014)

Synthetic Biology and Venter’s Life at the Speed of Light” (March 5, 2014)

New Guidelines on Prescribing Statins” (February 17, 2014)

Defining Death” (February 7, 2014)

The Mighty Mitochondria and Reproductive Technology” (November 18, 2013)

 

Past contributor to Salvo Magazine’s blog

Past contributor to Trinity International University’s Bioethics Blog

Past contributor to Probe.org web site

 

Paper Presentations

“Media Coverage of the Zika Virus: The Ethics of Reporting on Disease” Paper Presentation at The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity annual conference, June 2017.

“The Scientific Method in the Era of Big Data” Paper Presentation at The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity annual conference, June 2015.

“Dying to Feel Good: Pain Management and Addiction” Paper Presentation at The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity annual conference, June 2014.

“Performance Enhancement in Sports” Paper Presentation at The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity annual conference, July 2013.