Professor of Urban & Environmental Policy & Planning, Tufts University
Selected Publications in Biotechnology
Biotechnology at the dinner table: FDA oversight of transgenic food, Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 584:80-96 (November 2002).
Environmental impacts of the releases of genetically modified organisms, Encyclopedia of Pest Management, David Pimental, ed. N.Y.: Marcel Dekker, Inc., 2002.
Ethical issues involving the production, planting, and distribution of genetically modified crops, Engineering the Farm, Edited by Marc Lappe and Britt Bailey. Boulder, CO: Island Press, 2002.
Patentability of biotechnology inventions under the PTO utility guidelines: Still uncertain after all these years, Journal of Biolaw & BioBusiness, Special Supplement: Intellectual Rights and Patent Rights 2001 (with Warren A. Kaplan).
The RDNA Wars. Review of The Recombinant DNA Controversy: A Memoir by Donald S. Fredrickson, American Scientist 89:564-565 (November-December 2001).
Risk Assessment and Regulation of Bioengineered Food Products, International Journal of Biotechnology. 2(1/2/3):231-238 (2000).
Transgenic Agriculture: Biotechnology and International Trade, Journal of Science and Technology Law 4 (Spring 1998).
The Cultural and Symbolic Dimensions of Agricultural Biotechnology Private Science: Biotechnology and the Rise of the Molecular Sciences, Arnold Thackray, ed. University of Pennsylvania Press, 1998.
Review: Technical Trajectories and the Human Environment , J.H. Ausubel and H.D. Langford, eds. National Academy Press, Washington D.C., 1997; Linking Science and Technology to Society’s Environmental Goals. Policy Division, National Research Council, National Academy Press. Washington D.C., 1996. Nature Biotechnology 15:1014-1015 (October 1997).
Review:, Enabling the Safe Use of Biotechnology: Principles and Practice and Appropriate Oversight for Plants with Inherited Traits for Resistance to Pests Environment 39(5):27-30 (June 1997).
Revolution of Evolution? [In Biotechnology],
Future, Special Edition on Biotechnology, II May 1997, pp. 14-17.
Regulatory Oversight of Genetically Engineered Microorganisms: Has Regulation Inhibited Innovation? (with R. Wrubel and M. Anderson). Environmental Management 21(4)571-586 (1997).
Risk Assessment of Genetically Engineered Microorganisms: From Genetic Reductionism to Ecological Modeling, Prepared for the International Society for the History and Philosophy of the Biological Sciences, Leuven, Belgium, July 20, 1995. In: Coping with Deliberate Release: The Limits of Risk Assessment Ad van Dommelon, ed. Tilberg/Buenos Aires: International Center for Human & Public Affairs, 1996. Review:
Gene Wars: Science, Politics and the Human Genome by Robert Cooke-Deegan, In Politics and the Life Sciences 15(1):130-1 (Feb. 1996).
A Role for Standardized Microcosms in the Risk Assessment of Genetically Engineered Microorganisms, BioScience 45(9):590-599 (October, 1995). (with R.P. Wrubel, S.B. Levy, R.E. Wetzler, & B. Marshall). Editorial, The Future of the Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee,
Human Gene Therapy 5:1313-4 (November 1994). The Cultural and Symbolic Dimensions of Agricultural Biotechnology, In
Issues in Agricultural Bioethics, T.B. Mepham, G.A. Tucker, J. Wiseman, eds. Nottingham: Nottingham University Press, 1995, pp. 1-18.
Agricultural Biotechnology & the Environment, (with Roger Wrubel). Champagne, IL: University of Illinois Press. 1996. Review:
The Social Costs of Genetic Welfare by Marque-Luisa Miringoff, Rutgers Univ. Press 1991. In Social Science Quarterly 74(1):230-232 (March 1993). Review:
Gene Mapping: Using Law and Ethics as Guides, George G. Annas and Sherman Elias, eds. 1992. In Social Science & Medicine 38(1):199-200.
Field Testing Transgenic Plants: An Analysis of USDA’s Environmental Assessments (with R. Wrubel and R. Wetzler). BioScience 42(4):280-289 (April 1992).
Biotechnics and Society: The Rise of Industrial Genetics, NY:
Controlling Risk in Biotech (with K. Bergmann, N. Conell, S. Schulman, & N. Wilker), Technology Review 92(5):62-70 (July 1989).