My op ed with Sen. Daschle on the tenth anniversary of the anthrax attacks

Here is the piece I published on Politico with the former majority leader about what we’ve learned about biopreparedness and how far we have to go.

The Body Politic mentioned in this WaPo piece on stem cells

A new process for producing pluripotent stem cells is both scientifically and ethically challenging.

Xconomy has an excerpt from The Body Politic

Xconomy’s mission is “providing business and technology leaders with timely, insightful, close-to-the-scene information about the local personalities, companies, and technological trends that best exemplify today’s high-tech economy”.  Link is here.


WHYY’s “Radio Times” on The Body Politic

Listen to the podcast of my interview with Molly Moss-Koane here.



UK site has a comprehensive posting on “Mind Wars:

Neurosecurity since 9/11

My Slate piece might disappoint some neurotech enthusiasts, and might prompt some responses, especially from industry.  But I do think it’s important to keep some perspective on what neuroscience offers in the real world of national security.

Progressive bioethics noted at Penn

This writer notes Penn’s strength in progressive bioethics, especially with the addition of Zeke Emanuel.

Three for three favorable pre-pub reviews for “The Body Politic”

If you’ve worked on a book for a few years and poured your soul into it there’s nothing quite so validating as those first reviews.  The fact that they are “pre-publication” and anonymous (so no kissing up, posturing, etc.), makes it even sweeter.  And in all these cases the reviewers did their jobs seriously and had smart things to say about it.  Did I mention that they were all favorable?

Library Journal review: “This is a sophisticated, useful, and
well-written guide to the history and complex political issues surrounding
the new biology. Recommended for anyone, general and scholarly readers
alike, interested in a deeper understanding of the new biology, bioethics,
and the political debates they engender.” August 15, 2011


The CIA in Your DNA

Here’s my post on Science Progress about the phony vaccination campaign in the runup to the killing of Bin Laden.  Though public health experts were understandably worried about the implications for future public health campaigns, I think the bigger story is what this says about the future of DNA collection for national security.

Most “hits” since Blue Suede Shoes

My recent piece on The Huffington Post (“Are We Still a Nation of Science?“), might be the most read piece I’ve done on science and politics.