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Hi, I’m Alex, a reporter and bioethicist. I started an email newsletter because I’d like to grow a respectful community where we can talk and write about the future of biotech in a fun and productive way.

Here’s where I’ll cover topics like assisted reproduction, the pharmaceutical industrial complex, emerging biotechnologies, and everything in between! My work sits that weird place where policy analysis, academic scholarship, and journalism collide, and that’s what you’ll mostly hear about, with the occasional tangent about pop culture, art and design, feminism, and other assorted progressive issues.

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Alex Pearlman
Writer and bioethicist. Director of Communications at Concentric by Ginkgo. Check me out at alexpearlman.com or @a_n_pearl on Instagram. Everything I write here is my opinion, and doesn't reflect the opinions of anyone else.