Silver will discuss his forthcoming book, Challenging Nature: The Clash of Science and Spirituality at the New Frontiers of Life, to be published in May 2006 by Ecco, an imprint of Harper Collins. Philosopher and author Peter Singer calls it "a provocative and sorely needed book," with a "rich array of arguments [that] will force you to think afresh about many cherished preconceptions." Silver's previous book, Remaking Eden: How Genetic Engineering and Cloning Will Transform the American Family, was a bestseller published in 16 languages. He has published more than 180 scientific articles in the fields of genetics, evolution, reproduction, embryology, computer modeling and behavioral science, as well as other scholarly papers on topics at the interface between biotechnology, law, ethics and religion.
Silver has been elected to the governing boards of the Genetics Society of America and the International Mammalian Genome Society. Silver also was a member of the New Jersey Bioethics Commission Task Force formed to recommend reproductive policy for the New Jersey
State Legislature, and has testified on reproductive and genetic technologies before US Congressional and New York State Senate committees. He has appeared on numerous television and radio programs including NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw, the Jim Lehrer PBS
News Hour, Nova, ABC Nightline, the ABC World Report with Peter Jennings, the Charlie Rose Show, 20/20, 60 Minutes and many others in the US and other countries. For more information, visit Silver's website:
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Stevens Institute of Technology