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. 



Michael Cook | 17 Feb 2019 |
tags: australia, refugees
New law gives medicos a pivotal role

Michael Cook | 16 Feb 2019 |
tags: assisted dying, assisted suicide, euthanasia, royal college of physicians
Allegations that the Royal College of Physicians has been hijacked

Michael Cook | 16 Feb 2019 |
tags: gene editing, germline modification, germline therapy
He Jiankui’s fundamental ethical misstep was exposing children to risk, not gene editing

Michael Cook | 16 Feb 2019 |
tags: designer babies, embryo profiling
Technically feasible but ‘repugnant’, says one geneticist

Michael Cook | 16 Feb 2019 |
tags: sperm donation
From The Netherlands, Israel and the US

Michael Cook | 16 Feb 2019 |
tags: body modification, informed consent
Tongue-splitting is not ‘reasonable’

Michael Cook | 15 Feb 2019 |
tags: angels of mercy, serial killers
What may turn out to be one of the biggest crimes in US history is being ignored

Michael Cook | 10 Feb 2019 |
tags: china, informed consent, transplant ethics
Expert demands that 400 papers be retracted

Michael Cook | 10 Feb 2019 |
tags: bioethics, china
Chinese bioethicists defend their country's reputation

Michael Cook | 10 Feb 2019 |
tags: science reporting
Israeli scientists claim that a cheap no-side-effects cure will be available soon

Michael Cook | 10 Feb 2019 |
tags: david benatar, extinction, voluntary childlessness
Voluntary childlessness movement at work

Michael Cook | 24 Dec 2018 |
tags: christmas
We'll be on holidays until January. All the best for a successful 2019!

Michael Cook | 16 Dec 2018 |
tags: canada, euthanasia
After only 2½ years, the pressure is on to amend the law

Michael Cook | 16 Dec 2018 |
tags: brazil, uterus transplant
Brazilian case opens up possibilities for fertility treatment

Michael Cook | 16 Dec 2018 |
tags: academic freedom, peter singer
Speaks up in favour of controversial young Cambridge academic



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