“Three Parent Embryos” Back in the News

        Scientists use the term “mitochondrial replacement techniques” to describe the process of adding mitochondrial DNA from a donor to the eggs or fertilized eggs of a woman seeking to become pregnant. In the media and among the public, we often hear the result described as a “three parent embryo,” since three different people are … Read more “Three Parent Embryos” Back in the News

Margaret Marsh and Wanda Ronner Receive Investigator Award in Health Policy Research from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Wanda Ronner (my sister and long-time co-author) and I have received an Investigator Award in Health Policy Research from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for our current project on the recent history of infertility, reproductive medicine, and reproductive technology.  We are both very excited about the opportunity to bring our joint expertise in the history … Read more Margaret Marsh and Wanda Ronner Receive Investigator Award in Health Policy Research from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Remembering Marie Cornelia

Marie Cornelia’s sudden passing last Saturday has left her family, friends and colleagues reeling, not only here at Rutgers-Camden but around the world. Marie was one of the most “alive” people anyone would ever meet. It is still almost impossible to believe that I won’t be seeing her at one of the weekly concerts at … Read more Remembering Marie Cornelia

In Republican Gender Politics, It’s Back to the Eighteenth Century

Who would have thought that Wanda Ronner’s and my somewhat arcane expertise in theories of conception in the 18th century would strike a chord in national politics now, in 2012? Well, it just goes to show that as long as Republicans keep trying to turn the clock back on women’s rights, our research will never … Read more In Republican Gender Politics, It’s Back to the Eighteenth Century

Testifying at Legislative Hearings on the Bill to Restructure Higher Education

Yesterday, I testified in Trenton at the legislative hearings on the bill to restructure higher education in New Jersey. Below is an edited, amalgamated version combining my written and oral testimony. I was testifying on just one of the many potential consequences of the bill – its impact on research and teaching at Rutgers-Camden. Earlier … Read more Testifying at Legislative Hearings on the Bill to Restructure Higher Education