Quartz: Pigs with Human Hearts, and Other Wild Tales from the Future of Organ Donation

I have a new article in Quartz, an online publication that hits a wide audience and is geared toward the global business community. Find my article here, “Pigs with human hearts, and other wild tales from the future of organ … Continue reading

The Stream: Panel Says FDA Should Approve Experiments on Male ‘Three-Parent’ Embryos

I have a new article at The Stream on the U.S.’s Institute of Medicine’s recommendation that the FDA approve mitochondrial transfer, or what is being called “three-parent IVF” in the media. Read about it here. … Continue reading

Is It a Bad Habit or an Addiction?

The recent issue of Scientific American has an article by Carl Erik Fisher, a psychiatrist and bioethics professor at Columbia University, in which he explores whether behavioral addictions are mental illnesses or just bad habits. His article, “Food, sex, gambling, … Continue reading

Resources to Bring You Up-to-Speed on the Recent News of Genetically Edited Embryos

Genetically modifying adult cells is one thing. Genetically modifying an embryo is another. Why the difference? This fundamental difference is what has many scientists in an uproar over research out of China in which scientists genetically edited a human embryo. … Continue reading

Salvo Blog: “Three-Parent” IVF, It’s More Than an Organ Donation

My recent post on Salvo’s Blog, Signs of the Times, addresses the not-so-accurately-named “three-parent” IVF vote. The House of Commons in the UK approved a technique that allows scientists to replace the nucleus of one woman’s egg to with the … Continue reading