CRISPR: The Rapidly Evolving Science of Genome Editing. STAT, 2019. Underwitten by Synthego
Published in June, 2019. A compilation of material previously published on STATNews.com, with multiple authors.
The first popular account of the new science of neuroplasticity, Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain recounts the discovery of how the brain can change as a result of the life we lead as well as the thoughts we think. Based on a meeting between the Dalai Lama and western scientists, it explores how meditation and other forms of mental training can alter the structure and function of the brain in ways that offer new hope for victims of stroke, people suffering from depression or obsessive-compulsive disorder, and children with dyslexia--as well as anyone who wishes to cultivate a greater sense of well-being and compassion.
Discover Magazine review
When UCLA neuropsychiatrist Jeffrey Schwartz discovered that people with obsessive-compulsive disorder can conquer their illness by realizing that the disease "is not me, it's my brain," he was inspired to embark on a quest to test the limits of how this therapy and other forms of mental activity can act back on the very structure of the brain. A plea for neuroscientists to question their reductionist mind-set, it also describes Schwartz's collaboration with physicist Henry Stapp to devise a quantum theory of the mind.
Barnes & Noble: Hardcover
Can the intricacy of life be explained without resorting to a supernatural creator? Lavishly illustrated with electron micrographs and other images from biology, Inside the Mind of God describes the face-off between evolutionary biology and creationism, exploring the work of scientists who believe in a personal God but who also are convinced that evolution is responsible for life in all its glory.
Barnes & Noble: Paperback
Inspired by the stunning photographs of the cosmos taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, The Hand of God explores attempts to reconcile science and faith by astronomers and cosmologists who see the work of a divine creator in the structure of the universe and its hospitableness to life.