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The Increasingly Compelling Moral Responsibilities of Life Scientists

March 2013

First paragraph of article:Many of my colleagues and fellow investigators in the life sciences were surprised in late 2011 to hear about the deliberate laboratory manipulation of highly pathogenic...

The Application of Ecological Theory Toward an Understanding of the Human Microbiome

June 2012

Abstract The human-microbial ecosystem plays a variety of important roles in human health and disease.

Reducing Uncertainty: Intelligence Analysis and National Security

July 2011

Description from Stanford University Press: The US government spends billions of dollars every year to reduce uncertainty: to monitor and forecast everything from the weather to the spread of...

Modeling the Incubation Period of Inhalational Anthrax

July 2008

Ever since the pioneering work of Philip Sartwell, the incubation period distribution for infectious diseases is most often modeled using a lognormal distribution.

Analyzing the Control of Mosquito-Borne Diseases by a Dominant Lethal Genetic System

May 2007

Motivated by the failure of current methods to control dengue fever, we formulate a mathematical model to assess the impact on the spread of a mosquito-borne viral disease of a strategy that...

How Globalization Went Bad

January 2007

The article asserts that globalization has made the world a more dangerous and less orderly place.

Biotechnology and Bioterrorism: An Unprecedented World

December 2004

The web of measures that comprise the nuclear non-proliferation regime continues to hold at bay the "nuclear-armed crowd" that was part of President John F. Kennedy's alarming vision in 1963.

Can the Twenty-fifth Amendment Deal with a Disabled President? Preventing Future White House Cover-ups

March 1999

The Twenty-fifth Amendment to the Constitution evolved as a response to the need to relieve a sick and disabled president fromthe responsibilities of office, in the best interests of both the sick...

Can the Nation Afford a Senior Citizen As President? The Age Factor in the 1996 Election and Beyond

April 1997

Disabling illness has been widely observed among national leaders. This is hardly unexpected because many of them govern at an age when there is a high incidence of debilitating disease.

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David Relman Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine, Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
Paul Jackson Paul J. Jackson Affiliate