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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.



Stem cell biology may revolutionise reproduction
17 Jan 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: IVG, reproductive technology, stem cell ethics, stem cell research
Scientists are close to finding out how to create eggs and sperm in a Petri dish


The future of reproduction
17 Jan 2017 | CONNIPTIONS |  
Gay reproduction, babies with no relatives, you name it....


Canadian bioethicists call for organ donor euthanasia
16 Jan 2017 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: assisted suicide, Canada, euthanasia, organ donor euthanasia
Of all ideas about assisted dying, this must be the worst


Yes we can.
11 Jan 2017 | CONNIPTIONS |  
Yes we did.


Disinformation and fake news
10 Jan 2017 | CONNIPTIONS |  
Don't news consumers have the brains to distinguish the real thing?


Why are US spooks so afraid of RT?
10 Jan 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: media, propaganda, RT, Russia
It is the Kremlin’s principal international propaganda outlet, say intelligence officials. So what?


Obama’s farewell bash
9 Jan 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: 2016 election, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Hollywood, oratory, rhetoric
Celebrity parties in the White House tell American voters that they probably made the right choice.


Reframing Pope Francis
8 Jan 2017 | ABOVE |  
tags: Catholic Church, Pope Francis
His critics need to adopt a new approach


‘He’ and ‘she’ make way for ‘ze’ in Oxford’s gender-sensitive education
14 Dec 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: gender-neutral pronouns, political correctness
One of the world's greatest universities has succumbed to pronominal correctness


An inspirational figure
13 Dec 2016 | ABOVE |  
tags: Catholic Church, Opus Dei
The Prelate of Opus Dei died yesterday, leaving a rich legacy


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