Category Archives: Enhancement

Playing God

Earlier this month, scientists at Oregon Health Sciences University announced that they had successfully edited the DNA of a human embryo in order to remove the cause of a relatively common but extremely dangerous genetic disease. The disease in question, … Continue reading

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She Ain’t Hefty™, She’s My Mother

Late last week, my social media feed was flooded with videos showing a fetal lamb kicking and squirming inside a large liquid-filled bag. Thankfully, it wasn’t some obscene animal torture video. Rather it was a news article about a recent … Continue reading

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Blame It On Russia … and Rio

Tomorrow marks the mid-point of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. Despite my concerns about the threat posed by the Zika virus – shared by a significant majority of scientists, infectious disease physicians and public health … Continue reading

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Live Strong or Live Wrong?

Late last month, renowned cyclist and cancer activist Lance Armstrong was stripped of his record seven Tour de France titles and banned for life from competitive sport for doping. Mr. Armstrong has repeatedly denied the allegations, and has only tested … Continue reading

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Much Ado about Adderall

If the New York Times is to be believed (and it usually is), the latest drug craze among American teens is not marijuana, Oxycontin or so-called “bath salts”. Rather, the next generation of doctors, lawyers, entrepreneurs and politicians seems to … Continue reading

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The True Nature of Sport

Earlier this week, the 2011 IAAF World Championships began in Daegu, Korea. For nine days, top athletes from around the globe will be competing in a variety of track and field events. By the time this commentary airs, the fate … Continue reading

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