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 | 9 Sep 2017 |
tags: assisted suicide, euthanasia, fear of being a burden
A British ethicist says No.

Michael Cook | 9 Sep 2017 |
tags:
A heart-breaking story of maternal loss

Michael Cook | 9 Sep 2017 |
tags: compassionate release, prisons
What about the human dignity of prisoners?

Michael Cook | 9 Sep 2017 |
tags: gene editing, germline therapy
Religion and knowledge about the technology determine what people think

Michael Cook | 2 Sep 2017 |
tags: stem cell research
With 10,000 harmful single-gene mutations known, there is a lot at stake.

Michael Cook | 2 Sep 2017 |
tags: angels of mercy, nursing homes
The real dimension of the killings by Niels Högel is likely many times worse, say police

Michael Cook | 2 Sep 2017 |
tags: fatherhood, sperm donation
A Father's Day story from the Netherlands

Michael Cook | 2 Sep 2017 |
tags: bioethics journals
Harvard Medical School gets into the game

Michael Cook | 2 Sep 2017 |
tags: fertility treatment, health risks, ivf
If more and more older women are seeking fertility treatment, this could be a big deal

Michael Cook | 2 Sep 2017 |
tags: australia, conscientious objection, vaccination
A prominent anti-vaccination campaigner has been barred from entering Australia.

Michael Cook | 26 Aug 2017 |
tags: public health, public health crisis, yemen
Hundreds of thousands are sick with cholera in the middle of a civil war

Michael Cook | 26 Aug 2017 |
tags: foetal reduction, ivf, northern cyprus, tandem ivf
Some IVF clinics are offering a radical technique for older women

Michael Cook | 26 Aug 2017 |
tags: bioethics, history of bioethics
Bioethics, the ethics of life, has bifurcated into medical ethics and environmental ethics. Can we reunite them?

Michael Cook | 26 Aug 2017 |
tags: assisted suicide, australia, euthanasia, philip nitschke
... not long after a triple suicide inspired by Exit International, his organisation

Michael Cook | 19 Aug 2017 |
tags: china, eugenics, pgd, preimplantation genetic diagnosis
Very little ethical push-back exists



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