The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity

Fetal Tissue Research and Christian Bioethics: A Review of the Scientific Developments, Policy Landscape, and Ethical Considerations (2022 Edition), Edward R. Grant, Heather Zeiger, and Michael J. Sleasman, The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity

Why Was “The Twitching Generation” So Popular on Everyday Bioethics Intersections Forum, August 19, 2022

TikTok Tics Revisited Everyday Bioethics Intersections, June 14, 2023

“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.

At, I’ve compiled the top COVDI-19 news items since the beginning of the pandemic.

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.

March 23, 2021: “Coronavirus: Explanations and Ethical Issues”

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


Dignitas is a quarterly periodical published by The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity.

Latest Issue: Volume 28, No. 3-4

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Mind Matters News

Read my articles on the latest on China and technology.

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Endeavors, Spring 2022 Issue: “Learning from Dora and Diego” (page 17)–Dual language kids’ TV programs can be an effective teaching tool, professors’ study finds.

Endeavors, Spring 2022 Issue: “Steering Past Trouble” (page 32)–TCU professor profile on using trust-based interventions to help troubled youth.

TCU Magazine, Spring 2022 Issue: “Lessons from a Bird’s Brain” (page 18) –From Endeavors Spring 2021 “Sing Like a Bird”

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

Endeavors, 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

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


Cell phone data from winter snowstorm shows Dallas is resilient” SMU News, May 23, 2023–Researchers at SMU determined that Dallas recovered quickly after the 2021 Winter Storm. (Press Release)

SMU Biosciences professor receives NIH grant for research” SMU News, April 27, 2023–NIH-funded research aims to find markers predicting sudden unexpected death in people with epilepsy. (Press Release)

Black, Latino and other minoritized youth need better early psychosis care, SMU anthropologist learns” SMU News, April 05, 2023–Research findings show that youth from minority groups dropout of psychosis programs at a higher rate

Breaking Ground, a Project of Comment Magazine

Work After the Pandemic” Breaking Ground, a project of Comment Magazine.

The New Atlantis

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

See here for links to over 100 articles published at and Medical Xpress.

Salvo Magazine

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Lines That Divide Biohazards, Salvo Issue #61, Summer 2022

The Sick & the Tired: Pandemic Fatigue & the Hard Work of Compassion Biohazards, Salvo Issue #59, Winter 2021

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

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