Social and Cultural Aspects of Biological Research


Selected references:

Newman, S. A. (1988) Idealist biology. Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 31, 353-368.

Newman, S. A. (1995)  Carnal boundaries: the commingling of flesh in theory and practice.  In L. Birke and R. Hubbard, eds., "Reinventing Biology" (Indiana University Press, Bloomington), pp. 191-227 (PDF).

Newman, S. A. (2000) The hazards of human developmental gene modification. GeneWatch 13 (3), 10-12. (PDF)

Newman, S. A. (2000) The role of genetic reductionism in biocolonialism. Peace Review 12, 517-524.

Newman, S. A., and Raffensperger, C. (2000) Genetic manipulation and the precautionary principle. In "Gene Transfer Methods: Introducing DNA into Living Cells and Organisms" (P. A. Norton and L. F. Steel, Eds.), pp. 231-247. Biotechniques Books, Natick, MA.

Newman, S. A. (2001) Australian mouse study confirms CRG warning. GeneWatch 14 (2) 1; 15. (PDF)

Newman, S. A. (2001) Embryo stem cells and biobusiness at 20. GeneWatch 14 (6), 5-6. (PDF)

Newman, S. A. (2002) Cloning's slippery slope. GeneWatch 15 (5), 11. (PDF)

Hubbard, R., and Newman, S. A. (2002) Yuppie eugenics. Z Magazine, March, pp. 36-39. (link)

Newman, S. A. (2002) The human chimera patent initiative. Medical Ethics Newsletter (Lahey Clinic) 9, 4; 7. (PDF)

Newman, S. A. (2003) The fall and rise of systems biology. GeneWatch 16 (4), 8-12. (PDF)

Newman, S. A. (2003) Averting the clone age: prospects and perils of human developmental gene manipulation. J Cont Health Law and Policy 19, 431-463. (PDF)

Newman, S. A. (2003) Nature, progress and Stephen Jay Gould's biopolitics. Rethinking Marxism 15, 479-496. (PDF)

Lippman, A., and Newman, S. A. (2005) The ethics of deriving gametes from ES cells. Science 307, 515-7. (PDF)

Newman, S. A. (2005)  Interview by Tom Bearden in story “Chimeras: animal human hybrids,” on “The Newshour with Jim Lehrer.”  Public Broadcasting System, August 16. (link)

Newman, S. A. (2006) My attempt to patent a human-animal chimera. L'Observatoire de la Génétique 27 (April-May). (PDF)

Stevens, M. L. T., and Newman, S. A. (2007) Crossing lines: Breaching human-animal and left-right boundaries. The Humanist 67, 5-7. (link)

Newman, S. A. (2008) Evolution: the public's problem and the scientists'. Capitalism Nature Socialism 19, 98-106. (PDF)

Newman, S. A. (2009) Genetically modified foods and the attack on nature. Capitalism Nature Socialism 20, 22-31. (PDF)

Newman, S. A. (2009) Renatured biology: Getting past postmodernism in the life sciences. In "Without Nature? A New Condition for Theology" (Albertson, D. and King, C., Eds.), pp. 101-135; 392-403. Fordham University Press, New York, N.Y. (link)

Newman, S. A. (2010) The transhumanism bubble. Capitalism Nature Socialism 21, 29-42. (PDF)

Newman, S. A. (2010) Patents on genes, organisms and human(oid)s? GeneWatch 23 (5-6), 38. (link)

Newman, S. A. (2011) In our DNA? GeneWatch 24 (6), 13-14. (link)

Newman, S. A. (2012) Synthetic biology: life as app store. Capitalism Nature Socialism 23, 6-18. (PDF)

Newman, S. (2012) Meiogenics: Synthetic biology meets transhumanism. GeneWatch 25, 31; 37. (link)

Newman, S. A. (2012) How not to think about evolution. The Evolutionary Review 3, 196-205. (PDF)

Hoffman, E., and Newman, S. (2012) Synthetic Biology: Big promises backed by bad theory. Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News 32 (10), 6-7. (link)

Newman, S. A. (2013) The state of the science [GM crops]. GeneWatch 26, 24-25; 34. (PDF)

Newman, S. A. (2013) The demise of the gene. Capitalism Nature Socialism. 24, 62-72. (PDF)

Newman, S. A. (2013) Evolution is not mainly a matter of genes. In "Genetic Explanations: Sense and Nonsense" (Krimsky, S. and Gruber, J., Eds.), pp. 26-33; 288-290. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass. (link)

Byrnes, W. M., and Newman, S. A. (2014) Ernest Everett Just: Egg and embryo as excitable systems. J Exp Zool B Mol Dev Evol 322, 191-201. (PDF)

Newman, S. A. (2014) The state of the science. In "The GMO Deception: What You Need to Know about the Food, Corporations, and Government Agencies Putting Our Families and Our Environment at Risk" (Krimsky, S. and Gruber, J., Eds.), pp. 5-7. Skyhorse Publishing, New York, N.Y. [Reprint of Newman, 2013] (link)