Blog Posts

“Will the Trump Administration Let Sleeping Stem Cells Lie?” Huffington Post, January 10, 2017.

“A Trump Bioethics Commission?” Huffington Post, November 10, 2016.

“‘Testing in the East'”: Cold War Bioethics,” Huffington Post, September 21, 2016.

“The Real Story Behind the Goldwater Rule,” Hastings Bioethics Forum, August 26, 2016.

“Bioethics after Brexit,” Hastings Bioethics Forum, June 30, 2106.

“Typecast as ‘Trump'”, Huffington Post, June 28, 2016.

“The ‘Disaster’ Disaster,” Huffington Post, June 19, 2016.

We Need Unbiased Medical Exams for Presidential Candidates,” Chicago Tribune, May 17, 2016 (with Art Caplan).

“Imaging Trump’s Brain,” Huffington Post, April 1, 2016.

“GOP- Bioethics = Trump,” Huffington Post, March 19, 2016.

“How a Zika Virus Breakthrough Vindicates Stem Cell Research,” Huffington Post, March 15, 2016.

“Can Science Predict Political Turmoil?” Huffington Post, January 4, 2016.

“Where to Draw the Line on Gene-Editing,” Scientific American, November 30, 2015.

“Ben Carson: The Candidate from Bioethics,” The Hill, October 28, 2015.

“Warning: My Class is One Big Trigger,” Huffington Post, September 9, 2015.

“How Bioethics Has Pushed America Left,” Huffington Post, July 30, 2015.

“How National Security Gave Rise to Bioethics,” The Conversation, June 8, 2015.

What You Didn’t Know About that Mad Men Encounter Group,” Psychology Today, May 21, 2015.

CRISPR Germline Engineering – The Community Speaks,” Nature Biotechnology, published online May 12, 2015.

“Who Will be the GOP’s Conservative Culture Hero?” Huffington Post, January 5, 2015.

“The Most Influential Psychiatrist of the 20th Century Might Be Someone You’ve Never Heard Of,” Huffington Post, November 5, 2014.

“The U.S. Military Mission Against Ebola,” Wall Street Journal, October 31, 2014 (with Steven Xenakis).

“Social Networking Didn’t Start at Harvard,” Slate, October 21, 2014.

“How the ‘Psychological Drama Taught Peter Lorre How to Act,” Psychology Today, October 15, 2014.

“Support Our Troops in West Africa!” Huffington Post, October 10, 2014.

“The First Couples Therapy, Starring Joan Crawford,” Psychology Today, October 9, 2014.

“My Dad, the Psychodramatist,” Psychology Today, September 26, 2104.

“The Biopolitics of Beheading,” Huffington Post, September 19, 2014.

“The Artist, the Bull, and the Implanted Antenna,” Psychology Today, August 4, 2014.

“OKCupid, Say it Ain’t So!,Psychology Today, July 29, 2014.

“Michael Bay Drops the B-Word in the New Transformers,” Slate, July 14, 2014.

“The Moral Vision of the Reformicons,” Democracy, July 7, 2014.

“Who Owns the Social Network?” Psychology Today, July 1, 2014.

“On the 4th, Let’s Celebrate Privacy,” Huffington Post, July 3, 2013.

“Has the Politics of Cloning Turned the Corner?” Huffington Post, May 29, 2013.

“Researchers Put Human Brain Cells in Mice.  Why Aren’t Conservatives Freaking Out?Slate, March 15, 2013.

“Taking the Silencer Off Gun Research,” Huffington Post, January 10, 2013.

“Dual Use Research: Self Censorship is Not Enough,” Nature, December 20-27, 2012.

“The Moral Wedge in the GOP,” Huffington Post, November 16, 2012.

“Military Mind Wars,The Scientist, November 1, 2012.

“For Science, A Consequential Election,” Huffington Post, October 24, 2012.

“Dozens of Nobel Laureates Support Obama,” Huffington Post, October 18, 2012.

“What the Chair Could Have Told Clint,” The New York Times, August 31, 2012.

“Biotech is Thrusting Us Into New Political Territory,” New Scientist, Augst 28, 2012.

“High Time to Destigmatize Psychedelics,” Psychology Today, August 11, 2012.

 “Massive Open Online Courses: From McLuhan to MOOC,” Huffington Post, July 23, 2012.

“Beyond LASIK: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation to Improve How you Process What You See,” Slate, June 8, 2012.

“Harvard’s Experiment on the Unabomber, Class of ’62,” Psychology Today, May 25, 2012. (Also on Huffington Post)

“Robot Soldiers Will be a Reality, and a Threat,” Psychology Today, May 14, 2012. (Also on Huffington Post)

“The Mother of Psychodrama, and Mine Too!”Psychology Today, May 12, 2012.

“Stay Awake Comrades! The Chinese Army’s Anti-Sleep Pill,” Psychology Today, April 15, 2012. (Also on Huffington Post)

“Is Science Getting Easier, Harder or Both?” Psychology Today, April 6, 2012. (Also on Huffington Post)

“Can Mars Save American Science from American Politics?” Huffington Post, March 29, 20012.

“Sex and Singles: Forty Years Later, We’re Still Fighting Eisenstadt v. Baird,” The Nation, March 20, 2012.

“Rick Santorum is Pro-Science: That’s the Good News,” Huffington Post, February 21, 2012.

“George Orwell and the Values Speech Rick Santorum Would Like to Give,” Huffington Post, February 19, 2012.

Tackling 21st-Century Tech Risks,” Huffington Post, February 2, 2012.

“A Sort of Happy New Year for the Science Budget,” Huffington Post, January 10, 2012.

“For Santorum, It’s Values Versus Innovation, Huffington Post, January 4, 2012

“Plan C Anyone? Politics in Science,  Huffington Post, December 8, 2011.

“It’s the Century of Biology: Are the Candidates Listening?” Huffington Post, December 6, 2011.

Diagnosing the ‘Personhood’ Problem: It’s in Your Brain, ” Huffington Post, November20, 2011.

The Anthrax Attacks: Biopreparedness Ten Years Later,”, October 15, 2011.

“Why We Need to be More Accepting of “Humanized” Lab Animals,”, October 4, 2011.

“Britain Joins the Slog Through the Stem Cell Vinyards,” Science Progress, October 4, 2011.

“Beyond Vaccine Politics to Biopoltics,” Huffington Post, September 15, 2011.

Why I Hope ‘Contagion’ is Catching,” Huffington Post, September 19, 2011.

“Can Brain Research Keep us Safe?” Slate, September 8, 2011.

“The Road to Abbotobad: The CIA in Your DNA.”  Science Progress, August 21, 2011.

“Are We Still a Nation of Science?” Huffington Post, August 11, 2011.

Biopolitical America,” Arguments: The Democracy Journal’s Blog, June 9, 2011.

U.S. Stem Cell Ruling Invites Asian Competition,” San Jose Mercury News, August 31, 2010.

Would You Take the New Alzheimer’s Test? August 11, 2010.

A Stem Cell Policy Worthy of the Public Trust,” Huffington Post, March 18, 2010.

Will China Achieve Science Supremacy?New York Times Online, January 18, 2010.

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