Eric Cohen

Adjunct Fellow

Eric Cohen is an Adjunct Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, as well as a member of EPPC’s board of directors.

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Eric Cohen is an Adjunct Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, as well as a member of EPPC’s board of directors.

Mr. Cohen is the executive director of the Tikvah Fund and the publisher of the Jewish Review of Books and of Jewish Ideas Daily. He is also editor-at-large of The New Atlantis, EPPC’s quarterly journal about the ethical, political, and social implications of modern science and technology, having served as editor of the journal from its founding until February 2007. His articles and essays have been published in numerous academic and popular journals, magazines, and newspapers.

He is the author of In the Shadow of Progress: Being Human in the Age of Technology (2008) and co-editor (with William Kristol) of The Future is Now: America Confronts the New Genetics (2002). He was previously managing editor of The Public Interest and served as a senior consultant to the President’s Council on Bioethics. He was also a Phillips Foundation Fellow (2001) and a Fulbright Scholar (2000).

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Stem Cells Without Moral Corruption

Eric Cohen

For the past few years many of the world’s leading scientists have promoted so-called therapeutic cloning as the most promising…

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Washington Post / July 6, 2006

ANT-OAR and EPPC

Eric Cohen

Altered-Nuclear Transfer and Ooctye-Assisted Reprogramming (ANT-OAR) is a proposal for producing pluripotent stem cells without creating and destroying embryos. EPPC…

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Stem-Cell Sense

Eric Cohen

We are entering a summer of stem-cell anniversaries. August 9 of this year will mark the fifth anniversary of President…

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National Review Online / May 25, 2006

Celling Spin

Eric Cohen

For connoisseurs of stem-cell spin, recent weeks have offered a feast. In its April 2006 issue, the journal Nature Biotechnology…

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National Review Online / May 3, 2006

Biotechnology and the Spirit of Capitalism

Eric Cohen

The moral meaning of capitalism has vexed us for centuries, and the age of biotechnology has only added to the…

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Embryonic Problems

Eric Cohen

For the past few years, the United States has engaged in an ethically weighty, politically charged, scientifically complex debate about…

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National Review Online / March 20, 2006

Bioethics Policy Guide

Eric Cohen

Every so often, when some new scientific paper is published or new experiment revealed, the press pronounces the creation of…

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Bioethics Policy Guide

Eric Cohen

The English chemist John Dalton first proposed the scientific theory of the atom two hundred years ago. Since then we…

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Bioethics Policy Guide

Eric Cohen

“Orphan” is one of those words that seems old-fashioned to modern ears — a word that evokes abject poverty in…

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Bioethics Policy Guide

Eric Cohen

With a subject as large and as profound as modern genetics, we face a major question from the start about…

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Bioethics Policy Guide

Eric Cohen

Over the past few years, the debate over stem cells and cloning has grown both more complex and more profound….

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The Many Faces of Technology

Eric Cohen

Technology in its many guises was a central theme of President Bush’s State of the Union address–from Iran’s pursuit of…

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The Weekly Standard / February 3, 2006