Opinion pieces and editorials

Let people share DNA with a click. Bloomberg Opinion, January 22, 2019. https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-01-22/the-nih-should-become-the-facebook-of-genome-data

Open questions: How many genes do we have? BMC Biology (2018), 16:94. https://rdcu.be/4TrD

Make way for better germ tests. Bloomberg View, 12 October 2016. https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2016-10-12/make-way-for-better-germ-tests

Ready or not, human bioenhancement is coming. GeneWatch 28:3, Oct-Dec 2015. http://www.councilforresponsiblegenetics.org/GeneWatch/GeneWatchPage.aspx?pageId=567

Sequestration: inadvertently killing biomedical research to score political points.  J.T. Leek and S.L. Salzberg, Genome Biology (2013), 14:109

NIH funding: it does support innovators. Letter to Nature 493 (3 January 2013), p. 26.

The perils of gene patentsClinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics 91:6 (2012), 969-971.

A triumph of hype over reality.  (Response to a cover story on New-Age medicine in The Atlantic).  Online forum in The Atlantic, June 16, 2011.

Penn State should cancel its football season, a debate in The New York Times, November 11, 2011.

No one should own your genes: Patents on human genes stifle science and innovation, my editorial in the Baltimore Sun, November 2010.

The contents of the syringe, my Nature commentary on the influenza vaccine, 10 July 2008. Also in PubMed Central.

My opinion piece on genome annotation in Genome Biology, 1 February 2007.

My editorial on evolution and the flu from The Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper, 2 November 2005.

Our letter to the editor of Nature in favor of rapid release of influenza genome data, Nature 440 (30 Mar 2006), 605.

It is time to end the patenting of software.  J. Quackenbush and S.L. Salzberg.  Bioinformatics 22:12 (2006), 1416-7.

Beware of mis-assembled genomes.  S.L. Salzberg and J.A. Yorke.  Bioinformatics 21:24 (2005), 4320-21.

Our letter to the editor of Nature in favor of unrestricted access to genome data (with Ewan Birney, Sean Eddy, and Owen White), Nature 422 (2003), 801.