I'm a Stanford law prof. I work on ethical, legal, and social issues in biosciences. My book CRISPR People comes out in Feb 2021, joining 2016's The End of Sex.
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Hospitals Are Reeling Under a 46 Percent Spike in Covid-19 Patients
The number of people hospitalized with the coronavirus has climbed significantly from a month ago, straining cities that have fewer resources to weather the surges.
Drought And Humans Drove The Elephant Bird And The Dodo Extinct
Climate study suggests that a combination of drought and human presence contributed to the extinction of island species like the Elephant Bird and the Dodo.
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Eli Lilly lines up a blockbuster deal for Covid-19 antibody, right after it failed a NIAID trial
Two days after Eli Lilly conceded that its antibody bamlanivimab was a flop in hospitalized Covid-19 patients, the US government is preparing to make it a blockbuster. The pharma giant reported early Wednesday that it struck a deal to supply the...
How a Pandemic Might Play Out Under Trump
It’s not clear that the next administration is ready to deal with an outbreak of Ebola, flu, or other emerging diseases.
This Is the Coronavirus Election
In January, the COVID-19 pandemic will still be burning its way across the U.S. Next week, Americans will choose whether to bring it under control.
Scott Atlas Said It’s Safe To Open All Schools. The Science Is Much More Complicated.
Stephanie M. Lee
So far, schools don’t appear to be COVID-19 superspreading sites. But Atlas’s assertion that there is “zero excuse” to keep classrooms closed is an oversimplification, experts say.
The Trump administration is burying dozens of studies detailing the promise of renewable energy
“It just goes into a black hole,” said a researcher at the National Renewable Energy Lab.
The Essential Agatha Christie
Whether you want to be scared, shocked or stumped, we will help you pick your poison. Strychnine-laced cocoa, anyone?
Trump Tells Coronavirus, ‘I Surrender’
The president plays the climate-denial playbook on a pandemic.
As Election Nears, Trump Makes a Final Push Against Climate Science
The administration is imposing new limits on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that would undercut action against global warming.
Debunking the False Claim That COVID Death Counts Are Inflated
President Trump, a congressman and conspiracy fantasists have repeated the myth. But three kinds of evidence point to more than 218,000 U.S. deaths
California Tax Revolt Faces a Retreat, 40 Years Later
Proposition 13 in 1978 curbed property tax increases. Now voters may strip protection for commercial buildings, helping hard-hit local budgets.
Big Data, Corporate Surveillance and Public Health
Taylor & Francis
(2020). Big Data, Corporate Surveillance and Public Health. The American Journal of Bioethics: Vol. 20, No. 10, pp. 79-81.
Identifying Ethical Considerations for Machine Learning Healthcare Applications
Taylor & Francis
(2020). Identifying Ethical Considerations for Machine Learning Healthcare Applications. The American Journal of Bioethics: Vol. 20, No. 11, pp. 7-17.
Reactions to the National Academies/Royal Society Report on <italic toggle="yes">Heritable Human Genome Editing</italic>
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers
The CRISPR Journal
No news on Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine is good news — and bad news
Pfizer and BioNTech are under a white-hot spotlight because their vaccine, by design, is likely to be the first to have any efficacy data.
Gene Editing Sperm and Eggs (not Embryos): Does it Make a Legal or Ethical Difference? - I. Glenn Cohen, Jacob S. Sherkow, Eli Y. Adashi, 2020
Last hopes for virus relief before the election fade as the Senate adjourns.
Chubby Checker-The Twist
Chubby Checker (born Ernest Evans; October 3, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter. He also popularized the dance style Twist, with his 1960 hit cover of H...
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