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Michael Cook

Michael Cook likes bad puns, bushwalking and black coffee. He did a BA at Harvard University in the US where it was good for networking, but moved to Sydney where it wasn’t. He also did a PhD on an obscure corner of Australian literature. He has worked as a book editor and magazine editor and has published articles in magazines and newspapers in the US, the UK and Australia. Currently he is the editor of BioEdge, a newsletter about bioethics, and MercatorNet. He also writes a bioethics column for Australasian Science and contributes occasional op-ed pieces to newspapers and websites in the US, UK and Australia.



The bleak story of Israel’s Yemenite children
8 Sep 2016 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: adoption, genetic ties, Israel, Yemenite children
The government is investigating a scandal about kidnapped babies


Will IVF change human history?
6 Sep 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: evolution, IVF
Scientists are beginning to realise that IVF could be a time-bomb


The bearded lady and her baby
5 Sep 2016 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: transgender parenting, transgenderism
Time magazine's latest hero: a transgender man breastfeeding her baby


The tragedy of not being a saint
2 Sep 2016 | ABOVE |  
tags: canonizations, holiness, Mother Teresa, sanctity
Mother Teresa made holiness wholly credible


7 reasons why Australia needs a plebiscite on same-sex marriage
30 Aug 2016 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: Australia, homophobia, plebiscite, same-sex marriage
Democratic politics is all about debating controversial ideas


America’s most famous magazine uses its pulpit to bully
24 Aug 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: 2016 elections, media, Melania Trump
Melania Trump deserves more respect from Manhattan literati


Let’s have a SCIENCE-based debate about LGBT issues
22 Aug 2016 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: homosexuality, sex reassignment surgery, transgender rights, transgenderism
A landmark report from the US questions cliched views of homosexuality and transgenderism


Reader survey: 65% would vote for Trump; 6% for Gary Johnson; 5% for Clinton; 11% will sit it out
19 Aug 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: 2016 elections, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton
Only 20% supported Trump during the nomination process


How are you going to vote in the November election?
18 Aug 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: 2016 elections, surveys
Participate in MercatorNet's survey and tell us your feelings about November.


‘Inspirational’ transgender lives: what ever happened to healthy scepticism?
17 Aug 2016 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: ABC, Australia, transgender, transgender rights
The Australian media ought to be asking hardball questions about happy trans teens


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