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.



UNAIDS: behind schedule and behind the eight-ball
14 Dec 2018 | FEATURES |  
tags: AIDS, AIDS in Africa, United Nations
The UN's own benchmark for stopping the epidemic is only 13 months away. It won't meet it.


An innocent bishop acquitted. Did anyone notice?
11 Dec 2018 | ABOVE |  
tags: Australia, child sexual abuse, media, Philip Wilson
Philip Wilson's reputation has been trashed. Who will pick up the pieces?


Euthanasia deaths in Quebec rising rapidly
10 Dec 2018 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: Canada, euthanasia, Quebec
Is death-by-doctor becoming normalised?


Advice for transgender ‘free spirits’
10 Dec 2018 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: transgender
It's an updated version of the Flat Earth theory, complains one scientist


Architects of Victoria’s right-to-die law publish ‘manual’ on how to push legislation through
4 Dec 2018 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: Australia, euthanasia, Victoria
A Ministerial Advisory Panel reviews its success


We the people have to rebuild the nation
3 Dec 2018 | CONNIPTIONS |  
A Republican senator's insightful critique of American social life


Can Americans be friends again?
3 Dec 2018 | FEATURES |  
tags: Ben Sasse, civility, Donald Trump, loneliness
The junior senator from Nebraska says they can


Meet the father of one thousand kids
29 Nov 2018 | FEATURES |  
tags: reproductive revolution, sperm donation
Why isn’t sperm donation regarded as a crime against humanity?


Chinese scientist creates the world’s first designer babies
28 Nov 2018 | FEATURES |  
tags: China, designer babies, human genome editing, IVF
Is the indignation of scientists sincere?


Have scientists given up trying to explain transgender?
27 Nov 2018 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: Nature, reincarnation, transgender
A peer-reviewed international journal suggests that reincarnation might be a factor


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