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Jonathan D. Moreno Archives

Biotech is Thrusting Us into New Political Territory

Think you know your left from right, in the debate over 21st century biopolitics? When it comes to biotechnology, think again. Stem cells, embryo research and synthetic biology are just a few of the issues that will force strange new political alliances

By Jonathan D. Moreno | Thursday, August 30, 2012

Mind Wars

Book from Jonathan Moreno gives the first ever systematic overview of brain research and national security.

By Jonathan D. Moreno | Monday, June 4, 2012

Undue Risk

Book from Jonathan Moreno presents the first comprehensive history of the use of human subjects in atomic, biological, and chemical warfare experiments from World War II to the 21st century.

By Jonathan D. Moreno | Monday, June 4, 2012

The Body Politic

Book by Jonathan Moreno discusses the intersection of science and politics in American life and how the future of this so-called biopolitics will affect all of us.

By Jonathan D. Moreno | Monday, June 4, 2012

Can Brain Research Keep Us Safe?

Jonathan Moreno explains in Slate how antiterrorism efforts have included a great deal of neuroscience research.

By Jonathan D. Moreno | Thursday, September 8, 2011

U.S. Stem Cell Ruling Invites Asian Competition

Jonathan Moreno expresses concern over losing out to Asian competitors on stem cell research as a result of the recent U.S. court decision barring federal funding.

By Jonathan D. Moreno | Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Ask the Expert: Major Advances in Synthetic Biology

play_alt icon Video Jonathan Moreno explains what synthetic biology is, what the J. Craig Venter Institute announcement means, and how to ensure that synthetic biology benefits Americans.

By Jonathan D. Moreno | Thursday, May 20, 2010

A Stem Cell Policy Worthy of the Public Trust

The Obama administration has instituted a far more rigorous ethics review for stem cells than was in place before, writes Jonathan D. Moreno.

By Jonathan D. Moreno | Friday, March 19, 2010

The United States of Science

The Obama administration’s budget for 2011 will be remembered by economic and science historians as a turning point for our nation in the 21st century, writes Jonathan D. Moreno.

By Jonathan D. Moreno | Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Collins for Health

Jonathan Moreno applauds President Obama’s intended pick for NIH director: Dr. Francis Collins, a researcher and leader who embraces science and ethics.

By Jonathan D. Moreno | Friday, July 10, 2009

Back to the Future

The National Institutes of Health released final guidelines today for federally funded stem cell research that will help put the United States back at the forefront of scientific research and innovation, writes Jonathan Moreno.

By Jonathan D. Moreno | Monday, July 6, 2009

Comparative Effectiveness Research Will Help People Make Better Health Choices

Comparative effectiveness research will help people make better health choices, write Ruth Faden and Jonathan D. Moreno in the Baltimore Sun.

By Ruth Faden and Jonathan D. Moreno | Friday, May 1, 2009

Science Next

An essential guide to science policy from Jonathan Moreno and Rick Weiss.

By Jonathan D. Moreno and Rick Weiss | Wednesday, April 1, 2009

New Stem Cell Policy Founded on Ethics and Expertise

Predictably, President Obama has run into some political pushback on last week’s executive order. The complaints have arisen primarily over two issues, neither of which is substantial and both of which deserve to be countered.

By Jonathan D. Moreno and Michael Rugnetta | Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Lifting Restrictions on Stem Cell Research

play_alt icon Video Jonathan Moreno explains the significance of Barack Obama's lifting of restrictions on funding, and what the future might hold for stem cell research.

By Jonathan D. Moreno | Monday, March 9, 2009