The Light

We are on the cusp of one of the greatest revolutions in medicine in centuries, perhaps in all of history. Five technologies are converging to create incredibly powerful tools to diagnose and treat disease:

1) inexpensive gene sequencing

2) targeted gene manipulation with CRISPR-Cas9 and other evolving methods with even…

Catching Dick: Not Why We Care About Weight and the Myth of Fat But Fit

Amy Schumer said in her humorous acceptance speech at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards: “I’m like 160 pounds right now, and I can catch a dick whenever I want, and that’s the truth.”

About Viruses

We have the power to cut through the chaos of a confusing world awash in social media misinformation, breathless hype and ever-more-bizarre conspiracy theories. We simply need to take a collective deep breath and fresh look at this frightening pandemic from a new angle. …

The Epitome of Criminality

We have entered a new, unprecedented and extraordinarily dangerous phase of lawlessness. How we emerge will determine if we succumb to fascism or remain a democracy. We now stand at the threshold. Trump is aggressively challenging fundamental tenets of the Constitution, in particular the embedded right of the Congress to…

Trump engaged the services of prostitutes (while married to his third wife) and then, to hide this during the campaign, paid hush money to keep the trysts quiet. He then lied about all of it. Why is that not still front page news? Where are all the congressional investigations? Where…

In the heart of the economic crisis of 2009, President Obama pushed through a $787 billion stimulus package, overpowering the GOP’s unified conservative opposition. Almost every single Republican voted against the plan, arguing primarily against the idea because the spending would increase the federal debt. …

Jeff Schweitzer, Ph.D.

What we are witnessing with the White House attempting to undermine the FBI investigation is an existential threat to our democracy. That is not an exaggeration of the imminent danger we face. We have an overt attempt to obstruct justice, with the Congress acting as a willing…

Jeff Schweitzer, Ph.D.

has published in an eclectic range of fields, including neurobiology, marine science, international development, environmental protection and aviation.

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