Dr. Lee M. Silver is a Professor at Princeton University in the Departments of Molecular Biology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and the Program in Neuroscience. He is also associated with the Program in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy at Princeton¹s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, where he offers an undergraduate course on “Human Genetics, Reproduction, and Public Policy.” Dr. Silver graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1973 with B.A. and M.S. degrees in physics, and from Harvard University in 1978 with a Ph.D. in biophysics. He was a research fellow at the Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research and a senior scientist at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory before coming to Princeton.
Dr. Silver is the author of “Remaking Eden: How Genetic Engineering and Cloning Will Transform the American Family.” Remaking Eden describes incredible new ways in which people will be able to reproduce and choose the genes they provide to their children in the near future. Remaking Eden also considers the fundamental ethical dilemma that arises from the competing principles of individual freedom and the “good of society,” and explains how and why the marketplace and human nature may ultimately determine the use of these technologies, and the impact this will have on the future evolution of the human species. This is a great book! Dr. Silver describes the science of reproduction as well as futuristic scenarios. If you want to know how human cloning and its technology will benefit mankind this book will explain it to you. Both the hardback and paperback version of Dr. Silver’s book are available on the Internet at: Remaking Eden: How Genetic Engineering and Cloning Will Transform the American Family (paperback) by Lee Silver Remaking Eden: Cloning and Beyond in a Brave New World (hardback) by Lee Silver
Dr. Silver is the co-editor-in-chief, together with Dr. Ian Wilmut, of a new international journal entitled “Cloning: Science and Policy.” He is also co-editor-in-chief of “Mammalian Genome,” the official journal of the International Mammalian Genome Society. In 1993, Dr. Silver was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). In 1995, he received an unsolicited National Institutes of Health MERIT award for 10 years of research funding. He was a member of the New Jersey Bioethics Commission Task Force formed to recommend reproductive policy positions for the New Jersey State Legislature, and has testified on reproductive and genetic technologies before U.-S. Congressional and New York State Senate committees.
Dr. Silver has discussed issues concerning reproductive technology, behavioral genetics, cloning, and genetic engineering on national radio and television programs including: the NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw, the Jim Lehrer News Hour on PBS, The Charles Osgood Sunday Morning Show on CBS, Nightline on ABC, Crossfire on CNN, Talk of the Nation and the Derek McGinty Show on NPR, the Charlie Rose Show on PBS, as well as Talkback Live (CNN), Technopolitics (PBS), The McLaughlin Group (NBC/PBS), Healthweek (PBS), the Catherine Grier Show (Fox News), and regular appearances on Fox Focus on Health (Fox News).
Lee M. Silver, Ph.D.
Professor of Molecular Biology & Public Affairs
404 Robertson Hall
Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs
Princeton, NJ 08544-1013
Home Page: https://web.princeton.edu/sites/lsilver/